Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Ground Level Lurker
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0

    Default Hello! I'm like you... trying to make ends meet

    We're a family of five living on a single income, which never seems to cover anything beyond the basics. I am disabled and unsuccessful in qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits. My husband and I view money very differently, and it seems like we could be one serious crisis away from losing everything.(I am not exaggerating...)

    My purpose in joining this community is to learn how create a budget that is realistic, and to gain some control on how our money is being spent. Until I stopped working, I had no idea how much having an income influenced our decisions. No income = no influence, and that cannot continue. I am about to change our struggling distasteful household budget into a healthy successful family money management plan. So wish me luck!

  2. #2
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2,521
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello! I'm like you... trying to make ends meet

    Hello and Welcome to Budget 101, Mom23247! Good to have you here. Lots of ideas, information and recipes on this site to help you meet your goals. Enjoy! Any questions, just ask. Good Luck!! Thanks; Virginia

  3. #3
    Budget101 Guru
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    108
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello! I'm like you... trying to make ends meet

    Welcome Mom23247! I know how you feel. I am married (DH works) but I am on Social Security Disability. Our income is barely enough to cover the basics and like you, we are one crisis away from disaster. If one thing breaks down in this house... I have decided to be proactive. I am setting a grocery budget, making mixes that I used to buy, and taking things much more seriously than I did a few years ago. Good luck to you! We can do it!
    ~Life is not measured by how many breaths we take, but how many times our breaths are taken away!~

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •