posted on Mar, 19 2006 @ 05:57 PM
I like to think that I am not poor, per se, I am just inundated with bills, and my financial flow is not increasing as my bills are. I work in IT, my
husband is disabled, so her receives SSD, and we have State Assistance for health insurance. I have insurance through work, but we get it because of
my husband's disabilities nonetheless.
We own our home, but not after 11 years of paying an amost impossible mortgage and having three children in 4 years.
Now, although there is no mortage, there is car insurance, phone bills, internet, cable, taxes, homeowner's insurance, kid's this and that, Girl
Scouts, gas and electric, rising gas prices...
I know, I'm not paying something that no one else is. But although my husband and I pull in about $3,000 a month, we barely make ends meet. I would
love to fix up my run down row home, but we just can't afford that much money to put into it all at once. My husband needs $4,000 worth of dental
work done, and unless it is all paid up front, they won't do it. My oldest dog needs a tumor removed, and that will cost us around $2,000. I try not
to worry about it, although living day to day is tedious, and sparks many an argument between me and my husband.
But, hey, it's life. I don't complain, because somewhere out there, someone has it worse than I do.