See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
DH has been getting paid 2 ranks below his actual one for about 8 months. In the past few months, his car needed some kind of repair that was going to cost a few hundred bucks.... he was driving mine for the majority of the time unless i needed to take the kids to the dr or something like that to kind of try to make it hold out (we're budgeted pretty tightly right now because of this) until the backpay, and right before it came in he had to take it one day and it blew.... repair is going to cost over $3000. If he had been getting the proper pay we could have taken care of the car earlier. I guess it was stupid of us but we paid all of our debt off with savings and just didn't anticipate a problem like this in the few months we would take to rebuild it. I was venting about it to a friend of mine who is in the military, and she was saying something about how he should talk to his 1SG because they usually help out with stuff like this and helping him get in touch with "the people he needed to in order to get this fixed". and she also said finance is only supposed to be allowed 30 days to fix something like this. i know we probably just have to take it, but it'd be nice to know if she meant something by that. she had to leave to go get her husband shortly after she said that.... so i didn't really have a chance to ask. we don't have the money sitting around to fix his car and i'm supposed to be starting a job soon hopefully.... which obviously would help pay, but not if we don't have 2 cars. ugh!