Hi - Jennifer here. 49, married, live in Texas, 3 grown kids, 3 grandkids, 2 silly dogs. heehee
Oh...& deeply in DEBT. Most of it from my husband's mid-life career change/starting a new business, & going into it WAY over our heads, & things not panning out anywhere near as good as he thought they would. I know that positive thinking is a good thing. But I don't think risking more money than you physically have is smart either. Now, 3 years later, he's seeing the light, & actually said "If I'd known how much it was going to cost us, I never would have done it". I don't feel SMUG exactly - too depressed for that - but the words "I told you so" don't even NEED to be spoken. I'm the "negative thinker" - by reputation even. But as our old pastor said, I BALANCE my husband, & he DOES need to listen to me sometimes. (He knows us both QUITE well, ok) I'm not sitting here saying I've never wasted money, or I don't share ANY of the responsibility for the debt we're in. But if it hadn't been for the business(s), any other spending would have been TRIVIAL by comparison.
We went & saw a bankruptcy attorney several months ago, & haven't even had the money to start paying him. So here we sit. Can't even file bankruptcy. Good grief.
Ok - that's my fuss & whine. Thought I'd join for support & understanding from folks who were in similar financial distress for all different kinds of reasons. Also, maybe some hints & things on how to get by until things get better. (It's hard to eat right when you get alot of your food from food banks/pantries.)
Laters all - Jenn
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