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I just need to vent. marmarissa Due November 28 (girl); 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 7833 posts
May 9th

I'm so stressed about finances.  I can't get a grip on mine and SO's budget at ALL.  I'm trying,  oh my GODDD I am trying so hard to get it under control.   I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle though.  My credit sucks... bad.  I cant afford to make any f**king payments on my credit card anymore and i f**king hate it.  I had a year off from maternity leave and with the cost of daycare,  it would have been useless for me to go back to my work because it would hardly be enough to cover DDs daycare so I quit my job.  I just started looking for a job and now I'm pregnant again and I feel horrible about bringing another baby into our world.   I've tried meal planning,  a budget book and monitoring what we spend and I just can't win.   My credit card is maxed because I was stupid and didn't think anything through and now i can't pay it.  I've considered working like a 5 hour evening shift at a grocery store but I can't even do that because SO's schedule is always different.   Some nights he finishes at 4,  and some he finishes at 7.   So f**k me.

We suck and now we're bringing a second baby into this world and I can't even be excited because all I can think about it how the f**k are we going to afford a second kid?

Williams and Owen's Mommy 2 kids; Augusta, Georgia 202 posts
May 9th

hugs. 

Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5283 posts
May 9th

Have you tried anythinf at home? Like Amazon mechanical turk? I make 100$ a week with only a littke time on t each day. It may be something to consider so you can get ahead and maybe pay your credit cards. You could make more if you spent more time on it. Anx you dont have a set schedule. Something to think on. Hugs

marmarissa Due November 28 (girl); 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 7833 posts
May 9th

Quoting Red~Origami:
Have you tried anythinf at home? Like Amazon mechanical turk? I make 100$ a week with only a littke time on t each day. It may be something to consider so you can get ahead and maybe pay your credit cards. You could make more if you spent more time on it. Anx you dont have a set schedule. Something to think on. Hugs


I've tried signing up for mturk but I guess it's different because I'm in canada so I was denied.  I've looked at a few similar sites for canada but after looking up the reviews on the sites i saw,  i didnt end up signing up.    Thanks girl 

Addi&Aria'smama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 8261 posts
May 9th

I would try to find a customer service at home job. Maybe either in the evenings or nights. Usually insurance companies and places like Amazon are always hiring.


im sorry you are going through this. Budgeting and money are hard. Dh and I are just trying to hold on til I am done with school. We have accrued so much debt because everything is going up but pay. 

Awkward Due October 23; 4 kids; 2 angel babies; St Cloud, MN, United States 4585 posts
May 9th

We have been there. Getting pregnant with my third was terrifying we were not really getting by with two kids and couldn't imagine what life would be like with a third.
It is scary but it worked out and it will for you, too.
Good luck!

fluffyruffruff Due November 29 (boy); 4 kids; United States 4580 posts
May 9th

So sorry mama, hugs! 

Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5283 posts
May 9th

Quoting marmarissa:

I've tried signing up for mturk but I guess it's different because I'm in canada so I was denied.  I've looked at a few similar sites for canada but after looking up the reviews on the sites i saw,  i didnt end up signing up.    Thanks girl 


Have you tried speechpad? Or transcription sites? 

Cat.Woman. 2 kids; Gotham City, PA, United States 8833 posts
May 9th

Start paying something on the card. Even it's $5 a week. Any little bit helps. 
I totally understand being overwhelmed about money issues. I've been there. Do you qualify for any type of assistance? I know sometimes people don't like to do that, but if you could get some help with groceries, it could help you use that money you saved for bills. 
Do you have a grocery store that is open 24 hours? Maybe you could work later in the evening? I dont really know many jobs from home that are legit. 

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10679 posts
May 9th

Have you thought about bankruptcy?  Do they offer that in Canada?

Cat.Woman. 2 kids; Gotham City, PA, United States 8833 posts
May 9th

Quoting Mαяcєℓιηє:
Have you thought about bankruptcy?  Do they offer that in Canada?


I didn't even think about the fact that she is in Canada! 

NinjaSquirrel United States 8146 posts
May 9th

Quoting Cat.Woman.:
Start paying something on the card. Even it's $5 a week. Any little bit helps. 
I totally understand being overwhelmed about money issues. I've been there. Do you qualify for any type of assistance? I know sometimes people don't like to do that, but if you could get some help with groceries, it could help you use that money you saved for bills. 
Do you have a grocery store that is open 24 hours? Maybe you could work later in the evening? I dont really know many jobs from home that are legit. 


This!

Every dollar is better then nothing. Have you talked to them and tried to explain the issue - see if they are willing to work with you?