Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spending Money

So I have been looking at a few articles online, it seems I'm not the only wife with a spending husband. You all know I have been working for the last few months and the money has gone towards bills and a new deep freezer. I'm about to get my third check and I have been working full time even though I have a part time position to help out at work. I had planned a trip into Denver to take the family to The Bass Pro Shop and my daughter into Torrid to buy a few things. I asked my husband to work atleast 3 overtime shifts for the extra money for this trip I planned and of course he didn't do it he had excuse after excuse why he couldn't do it, but now he has made plans to buy a new Turkey gun and a blind.....<----- Expensive!. I don't know how to make the money stretch now because I have bills and need a newer washer n dryer not to mention I need some new bras... and those cost about 30.00 each at Lane Bryant. We have no savings for retirement we took what we had when we moved to Colorado a year ago. I'm pulling my hair out!! all my kids live at home and my 24 yr. old is only getting anout 12-18 hours a week if she is lucky but she has credit car bills. My 20 yr. old works at Pizza hut she brings home about $550-600 a month.. not much. Its hard for my kids to help out when they have no money either... So here I was thinking I would have my checks free for extra stuff and savings but thanks hubby now you don't want to work any over time :( What should I do?? my hubby is like a child sometimes if he doesn't get anything he gets depressed and angry... so I usually put back the things I need so he can get what he wants but its unfair.
I thought I was the only woman going through it but I guess there are a lot of childish men out there judging from what other women are saying. I hope none of these men mind living in a card board box when they are older because none of them want to save for retirement.


Farmchick said...

Just hang in there. Life is hard, for all of us, no matter how good it might seem on the outside.

Muddigrl said...

I'm trying to stay positive... wow I keep wondering if this economy will even get better?? I'm extremely greatful for my job. I do worry about my children and their future... the American dream seems to of ended.