From the time I was 13 years old, I have always had at least one job. I just started my maternity leave with our 3rd child, and we decided that with 3 kids and me homeschooling, that I will be staying home for at least the next couple years.
I am just nervous about what it will be like to not have an income of my own. We have our joint accounts that I know I will be able to use freely, and of course I have contributed to our savings our entire life together, so I shouldn't feel awkward about taking out money. PLEASE don't get me wrong...he is not acting like he is going to be controlling with the money or anything. It is just me that feels really awkward about it.
How did you handle going down to one income? Did you feel the same way?
Answer by babygirl0782 at 4:56 PM on May. 1, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on May. 1, 2011
My husband and I have 4 kids, it was always cheaper for us if I stayed home so for the most part I have. I still have problems spending money on myself because there is always something that the kids need and of course they come first =) A little over 3 years ago I started a home based business and have done very well with it. I earn "my own" money so I don't feel as dependent on my husband or feel like a burden to him either. He was the same way though, he wanted me to stay home and fully supported me doing so. I just had a hard time having someone take care of me financially. My youngest will start school this fall and then I plan to focus more time on my business.
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