One of the worse kinds of stress is financial. It's one thing when you can't have what you want like nice clothes, a nice car, a swimming pool, or a vacation. But it is a whole different ball game when you can't afford necessities like food, housing, electricity, or transportation.
|The Maldive Islands are one of a few locations I'd be relaxing at right now, if money were no object.|
Since leaving my career last year, we have been under complete financial distress. I tried to compensate with getting a part time job in the evening, but it is no where near what I was previously making. Don't get me wrong I had to stay home because of the need for my family and I do not regret it. But it's so stressful when you can't even afford what you need.
We try to make do with cuts to our budget. Some of the ways we have is using Dave Ramsey's program, cutting coupons, participating in a clothing swap, doing the boy's haircuts, and having no credit cards. But even with this it is almost impossible. Our medical co pays (over $5000 dollars for just Jayson), medications and gas to each appointment has participated in our financial abyss.
|I hated the movie "The Abyss" just like I hate financial stress!|
I ask others how they are able to do it. One of our big obstacles was that we both were divorced, which we are still recovering from. We also make too much for assistance, but not enough to make ends meet. I have great compassion for others who are able to pull through so much stress. I do appreciate things more since going through these trials. Small things I appreciate like having a cold soda or air conditioning. But there has to be a better way of getting by. Any suggestions?