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Where did all the money go?

July 22nd, 2006 at 09:45 am

Once upon a time I worked for an insurance company that provided great benefits. I had my child and went back to work after my maternity leave was up. I worked three more years there and then they downsized. 90 of us were laid off and payed severance. We also collected unemployment for 10 mos. That is when I realized how much I wanted to stay home and care for my child. Ever since then I worked part-time or full time for no more than two years. I have never worked a summer until this summer since my youngest child was born 11 years ago. Due to not making much money and spending foolishly we are in seriuos debt. Money was spent on clothes for school, entertainment in the summer, and groceries. Nothing extrvagant. This summer I went to work full time the hours stunk 9-6 with no flexibility. I was able to take a mini vacation with family and buy all the girls school clothes. Yesterday after a month they let me go due to company is having financial difficulties (real estate, many listings no sales) I thanked them as now I can get things done before school starts in two weeks, I can sign up for nursing asst. class that lasts 8 wks. then find a pt job in a hospital or work nights or something like that. I need to really tighten the belt.

4 Responses to “Where did all the money go?”

  1. ima saver Says:

    Welcome Marie, I hope we can give you some ideas on how to save and get out of debt. They are some very smart people on this forum. glad you joined us!

  2. carolina bound Says:

    Welcome! You are not alone. Many of us are struggling with serious debt.

  3. daybyday Says:

    Welcome, Marie. Smile I'm new here too.

  4. tener Says:

    this community is a good place for advice, hope you are in a better financial position now.

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