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Snow outside and Golden Girls on the TV

March 1st, 2009 at 11:49 am

It's snowing outside but there's a Golden Girls marathon on the Hallmark Channel so I'm in a good place.

This confinement has also gave me a chance to re-evaluate the financial situation. This time it's the husband. A year and a half ago I found he had $42000 of cc debt with an average of 15% interest rate and the balances were climbing. Since then I have worked on it and he is down to 26K. But he's not fully on board. Next weekend he is going on an overnight fishing trip for 3 nights. I prepare his budget so I know how much money he has and how much he doesn't. How does he plan to fund this trip? Furthermore in the words of Suze Orman, he can't afford it. I'm really tired of him; my brow is crinkled as I work out a budget for him, transferring cc balances to various 0% cards and he really is just fine with debt. The only reason I care is because I feel that he is exposing the entire family to risk by carrying so much debt but he doesn't see it that way.

7 Responses to “Snow outside and Golden Girls on the TV”

  1. homebody Says:

    Ugh, lived that scenario myself for many years. Retirement light at the end of the tunnel finally got DH on board.

  2. smiley2009 Says:

    Aww I hope hubby jumps on board soon you seem very motivated to get this debt mess cleaned up. Stay optimistic I'm sure DH will come around.

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Understand completely! If he isn't on board, then it can put alot of stress on you! Hang in there!

  4. Amber Says:

    Good for you on knocking that CC debt down. Hang in there, have you tried having him to sit down and create the budget with you?
    I too have been watching the Golden Girl's pretty much all day, I love that show

  5. asmom Says:

    Oh yes Amber, we've sat down and worked on the budget together. I ask for his input but mainly he resents it and thinks that as long as he can make the montly payments there is no problem. He's doing what I ask for now but he sabotages the process in little ways like this fishing trip he's taking so I have to adjust his payments to the CC's. In the meantime 0% rates are running out but he's not really concerned.

  6. gamecock43 Says:

    Love the Golden Girls. Love all those early 90's programming.

  7. Amber Says:

    Good luck

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