So after going over our crappy credit and what options we have, I decided to see if we can get a personal loan that would pay off some credit cards and a car payment. And to my amazement, I got a loan. Not a great loan but it will consolidate our credit cards and car payment into one monthly payment. I think this will take the burden off of me of trying to make payments. I do make my payments but the stress has been getting to me. And we can pay extra to get it down faster. It frees up our credit cards but the plan is to pay off monthly. Only for emergencies like the HVAC going or car problems. We were doing pretty good till I needed to fly to NY to see my Dad. We spent 500 in that time for car rentals and hotels. Nothing we planned for but needed to do. And it didn't help that J's check was crappy in Jan. I feel like we are always trying to catch up. I'm hoping this helps. I'm so meticulous with our finances. I wish J would get better at that. At least one of us is but still. I'm actually excited about this. I think this will help improve our credit which is most important to me at this moment. It will hopefully help with financing our IVF. I'm ready to move forward and this has been plaguing me for the last few months.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
It's already March. Third month of the year and I had hoped to have already applied for a loan. I'm really getting worried that this year will be another difficult one with trying to pay down the credit cards again. Just when I feel like I'm ahead everything goes south. Part of it is J. He doesn't make enough money and he hates his job. He hates it so much he calls in sick whenever he can. Which now he can't anymore. He got a notice the last time about his excessive absences. Anyway, as a result of his crappy paychecks, he doesn't contribute anything to paying down the bills. But he does add to them which is infuriating right now. I paid down 400 and he just charged 300. He better makes some changes soon because this isn't going to work if I can't see the cards go down. We'll never pay them down and I know we make enough to do that. Just getting frustrated and feeling anxiety about it. This year can't go by without us doing anything. I'm getting to the breaking point. I have patience. A lot of it but this is getting out of hand. Sometimes I feel like I take a back seat to everything. I'm going to apply either way by May. I wanted the cards to be paid down but I need to move already no matter what. For my own sake I need to try.