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870 a Month for Groceries(Family of 4)

April 25th, 2005 at 07:34 pm

Okay, the wife and I just went over the budget. It seems that my wife needs 870 dollars per month to feed a family of four. Maybe I am out of touch. I don't know. It seems kind of hight ot me. We have decided to cut out chips, cakes, and cookies for a start. We also will be eliminating take out Chinese altogether.

I am dying here. There has got to be a way to feed four people for less than 870 a month. THe wife put in the budget a vacuous miscellaneous in the budget of 600 dollars. That is 1470 a month. After I went through all the fixed bills we had 1500 a month left over and the wife says that is not enough.

What is worse is that we have no mortgage or car payments. I can see why arguments over money can lead to divorce. I just want to tear my hair out at some point. Damn! I am frustrated.

Still treading water

April 18th, 2005 at 02:25 pm

Well, I am back with my nose to the grindstone. I am going to retire some day and I need a nest egg. I told the wife I refuse to be in debt. If I can't pay cash I am not buying it. We are still arguing over that. I told the wife I will not carry debt on my cards.

Told the wife I will divorce her from my finances, (Her finances totally separate from mine), if she does not get with the program. I am not going to commit financial suicide. Tough love has got to prevail here. I can see why money problems can lead to divorce! Whew! Folks get testy when it comes to money. I could not print, on this site, much of the arguments I had with the wife. THe good part is we are still communicating and that is something!

Wish me luck. I'll need it!

Getting out from under again!

April 8th, 2005 at 12:59 am

The wife and I sat down and had a long heart to heart. We are going to sit down again and devise a budget to get out from under again! I really think she has a serious problem with all this spending. I have read that some people are addicted to shopping. It would seem my wife is addicted to shopping. I am going to have to keep a closer eye on her spending and get those cards away from her!

In the mean time I have to be especially frugal. As disheartened as I am I've decided if this situation is going to getr fixed I have to do it!

Major New Problem

April 5th, 2005 at 11:40 pm

Tonight I found out the wife ran up 10 thou in new credit card bills. It gets very hard to keep at this saving thing when stuff like this happens. You think you are free and you get dragged back in to the morass. What is the point? You struggle against it and you find yourself back where you started.

I am too tired to argue tonight. What would be the point. I am so disgusted. I have a lot of mixed feelings about what has happened. I guess the lack of honesty is what hurts the most. So it is back to the drawing board. Maybe this time around things will be sorted out but I am not hopeful as I have been down this road before. Going fronm a feeling of freedom back to this crap is extremely disheartening. What the hell is the point now of no spend days. I feel like a total jerk. Damn.

Okay start to the month of April!

April 4th, 2005 at 11:37 am

Well, I have paid most of the bills and I have money left over. WOOO!!!! HOOOOOO!!!!

I got a free theatre ticket and a free meal on Sunday. My sister had extra tickets for an event and I got a freebie!

I got through the weekend without spending a penny. YESSS!!!