The 4-1-1 on Us
I am in my late 30's....Hubby is in his early 40's. Between the two of us, we work 3 jobs, on opposite schedules so we can get around childcare issues. No family in the area, and no real friends. It is just he and I, against the world.
I am Mysti, married to G-Man. We have two beautiful children....TWINS!....Bossy Boy and Sassy Girl. Along with our 3 cats,
our mini-van (it died) and SUV (s), and our mortgage....sounds like a typical family, right? WRONG!!
Bossy Boy and Sassy Girl. The light of our lives. Wouldn't trade them for anything. However, Bossy Boy is a highly special needs child due to complex medical issues and Autism. While we wouldn't change a thing, because all of these issue are part of what makes him, HIM, it has added a layer of complication in our financial lives.
I stayed home with the kids for 5 years, and during this time, our debt grew. Some of it was lack of income....some of it was the cost of having kids....some of it was the manifestation of circumstance. Anyway you slice it, it is out of control, and we are trying to take that control back!
We started this blog on August 6, 2009 with $76,649.03 of credit card, car, student loan, and medical debt. Not included in this original number were a retirement loan (since paid off) and our primary mortgage.
As of January 1, 2013, we are paying off a car loan, a retirement loan (which consolidated credit card debt), a credit card (left over from the consolidation, and some new debt), and medical debt. We are still not including our primary mortgage in our numbers.
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