reply to post by dreamwalker74
Yeah, things aren't like they were portrayed on TV, especially in those sappy Leave it to Beaver and Father Knows Best type shows.
Consider, though. What's the alternative? Or alternatives.
You could search for another job with less pay, and less hours, although, at 40,000 a year and the hours you work, you are getting royally treated
like a pooch, as it is.
You're in quite a fix like many people are. Downsize, as it's often called? Smaller house, less toys, if you even have them. I dunno. Cut back cut
back cut back. That seems to be the advice from most people I have listened to.
Me? My wife and I are paying payments on a small house, at about 580 a month, including insurance and taxes. I drive a 1998 Jeep Wrangler, when it is
running. My wife drives a 2000 Mazda pick up and we aren't planning, or even able to, buy a new car anytime soon. (Never, probably)
I'm probably no help to you at all. sorry.
All the stuff about moving to where you can grow your own food, etc. really is no help, right now, most likely. The only people I know who could do
that, did that long ago. When they could afford to move, sell their house, get a new job, etc.
Best of luck to you! That's about all I know to say..............
[edit on 16-7-2010 by kyred]