I have no job, get PA and just spent $5000.00. Am I terrible?
I did work but I'm not right now and I get food stamps to feed my kids. I don't abuse the system and I'm looking for work. But I recently went to a home store that has furniture, appliances, tvs, computers, etc and I qualified for $3500 in store credit. So I used it. I bought both my kids 37" tvs, $300 each, a Sony stereo system for DS, $499., a pair of Beets headphones, $300, a PS3 $300, another pair of eets for DD, $300, a laptop, $300, a printer, $200 and a cell phone, $350. I definitely used the store credit and went a little wild but my kids had nothing and I wanted them to have some nice things. I do have to make low monthly payments on it all which I can afford but barely.
So am I terrible for being on PA and going on such an expensive shopping spree? Or is it ok because I didn't do anything wrong...I qualified for the credit and used most of it. I just made my first payment so I'm not scamming and not paying. I know some of you will say the payment money should be spent on food for my kids, not luxuries but my kids deserved these things.
I also qualified at some shop now pay later website stores and got some new clothes, shoes, purse, set of towels, ring, swim suit, comforter sets for the kids, a beanbag chair, toaster, 2 alarm clocks for the kids and a frying pan. I can make very low payments on this so I can actually afford it all.
But I'm feeling guilty like I did something wrong, but I didn't. I wanted some nice things and I wanted my kids to have some nice things.
So go ahead...bash away if you want, or just give me your opinion on what I did. Right or wrong? Doesn't matter? Terrible? Selfish? Other???