Every time I think I’m starting to get any amount of financial stability, something happens
The last time I was starting to get anywhere close to being able to put money in savings or do anything other than struggle to break even, my bike was immediately totaled.
I relied on it for work and wasn’t able to work for months afterward so I didn’t make any money for over six months.
Once that finally got sorted out, I had nearly paid off all the debts I accrued during those months and then my partner lost her job and I had to pay all our bills until she found a new one.
Once I had almost finished paying off all the debt I accrued during those months, I got COVID and couldn’t work for a month.
I had nearly paid off all the debts I accrued during that month, then my cat had $1000+ in emergency vet bills.
I had just started paying off that debt when I nearly died of sepsis and was hospitalized and couldn’t work for a month.
Not really even sure where to start with that. I can finally work again, but. I mean. What next. What next.
This has been happening for about 28 consecutive years, I’ve tried putting it out there, tried not putting it out there. Nothing makes a difference, it’s always the same.
- I can relate to this also. It is the worst. You’re not alone.
- I feel you on this! Same thing happens to me. I wish there was a good response or answer but please know you’re not alone.
- I’m so sorry you’re going through all of this. It’s super tough, for sure, and know you’re not alone!
I was/am in a similar situation at the moment and it’s super annoying because even with some extra money, it always feels like it needs to go somewhere — anywhere BUT my savings.
I had to really cut back on any extra spending where I could, and then with all medical bills (and even other general bills), I made phone calls to establish payment plans on almost everything.
It’s going to sting a bit knowing that you’re making payments multiple months until it’s all paid off … but it was the only way I was able to budget together something that let me live at the bare minimum each month.