I feel like one money problem after another is happening.. I've got some old credit cards that we are trying to pay off, but we are so tight I feel like I pay $100 on it, and then have to use it just to get groceries or something.. We end up at $0 every pay period..
And then at the beginning of the month my car broke down.. We ended up paying $130 for a new altenator which is money we really didn't have.. then once that was replaced we were like, ok, well thats done, we can get back to trying to pay on this other stuff.. just keeping our head above water.. well then it broke down again a week later. So we payed another $100 for a new battery... after bills and stuff our bank got overdrawn $200.. Its been almost 2 weeks and its just sitting overdrawn.. thankfully we had groceries and everything we need.. Then a couple of days ago our car broke down again for the 3rd time.. We eventually got it to the car place and they tested it and it was the altenator again.. I guess we got a bad one so since it has a warranty we just have to trade it in. My neighbor is a mechanic and has helped us do all the work so we have only had to pay for parts.. I'm really hoping this is the end of the car crap.
Oh and August is my birthday month which means I've got to renew my drivers license and registration.. When my husband did it back in May it cost us around $200.. We were going to save little by little through July-August to pay for it and then we ended up paying almost $300 for car stuff so now I am just hoping I can get it done..
I just don't know what else to do.. I feel like usually we can usually just stop and take a breath and get caught up, but right now we just can't catch up. I don't know how to.. I already do everything I can think to save money.. I'm at the point that I just stay home all the time.. I never go anywhere to spend money...
The only bit of hope is that the place my friend works has an opening. It is on base (my husband is in the military) and the job is only open to spouses.. Our base is super tiny.. I turned in a resume and talked to the supervisor. He turned the resume into the people in charge of hiring and now I'm just waiting to hear back.. Its been about a week so now I'm just ready to call or go in and check in on everything. I want this job so bad. It will double our income. DOUBLE! We would be able to breath again.
Wel if you read this, thank you.. I just needed to vent about money.. Sorry it was so long.
So we got paid today and after a couple of bills and the overdraft from last week we only have about $200 to last us until the 15th. I still havent got groceries or renewed my tags and license.. I also owe a friend $120 for helping with my car..
I'm still hoping to get this job.. and I'm trying to sell stuff for extra money. I know this situation wont last forever, but i really wish i could fast forward through the next few months so i didnt have to think about this stuff.. it just seems to be consuming me..
Oh but on a happy note I called to see how much it was going to be to renew my tags and its only $50 intead of $180 like i was expecting..