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Old 11-07-2012, 12:57 PM
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This was exactly my first thought. Complaining about not having money then saying that you're posting from an iPad is a little ridiculous. When you come on hard times, do your best to find a way through them, not complain about them from an expensive toy.

I'm not saying the situation doesn't suck but I grew up in a family where if money was tight we went without and we sold what we could to stay afloat. My mom always comments on how she doesn't understand people who sit around and complain about not having money. There are always jobs that are hiring, they may not be fun or pleasant jobs that you want to make a career of but they will pay and keep you in a home and fed.

Aren't you also pregnant? You should be doing all you can to save for the future right now as well as keeping yourself safe and healthy.
This. Sure, if you get an advance on his pay you'll be fine NOW... what happens when his next pay comes and is short that money? What happens when you need to buy stuff for the baby, pay for doctors appointments, etc? Take whatever you can for the iPad, sell the camera, cut to one car. You may not pay the insurance, but surely you pay for gas for both cars? MANY families get by with 1 car, saying you *must* have two is silly.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:12 PM
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selling jewelry will make you emergency cash fast. I had to move out of my parents with no job at age 19 - blew my minimal savings on moving out, and then sold a few small pieces of gold jewelry I had gathered throughout my life (cross for religious ceremonies, a locket my parents got me before high school, a couple random bracelets aunts had given me) and had enough money to pay 3 months rent (granted it was a small room in a strange peruvian family's apartment in Washington Heights, but whatever).
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:14 PM
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We only have one car & I keep my cars til they fall apart on me lol. Ever since I can remember we have always been a one car family.

Granted the iPad she says is busted what about any old cell phones, what about any old/broken jewelry you might have? I would sell everything I could before I would feed my dogs purina he'll I make $200 a week on a good week & I still manage to feed them back to basics, because I coupon like crazy & "skimp" on myself. If you need a data plan at home for Internet there are plans like t mobile that offer unlimited Internet you Cana also purchase wifi signal for home, I was actually thinking of doing this to help with my data usage, tho I get 5 gigs of data per month & Iam on my phone/laptop (phone is my hot spot) all the time & I have only gotten one message saying I have use 50% data.

I never talk to anyone not on AT&T (it's free to talk to anyone on AT&T anytime) so I don't pay talk overages & I have so many rollover minutes that I don't think I will ever use them in my lifetime ... Wish I could convert them to data lol.
It may be broken but she's being offered $75 on it. That's a pretty good deal for a broken electronic.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:16 PM
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This. Sure, if you get an advance on his pay you'll be fine NOW... what happens when his next pay comes and is short that money? What happens when you need to buy stuff for the baby, pay for doctors appointments, etc? Take whatever you can for the iPad, sell the camera, cut to one car. You may not pay the insurance, but surely you pay for gas for both cars? MANY families get by with 1 car, saying you *must* have two is silly.
This. NEVER get a payday loan. EVER. This will make your already difficult time longer.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:16 PM
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This isn't just something I can just do by myself. Josh won't let me sell the camera, that is out of the question... And he definitely won't allow me to sell an iPad he paid $500 for, for $75. (Which the man withdrew his offer when he saw photos of it.) We currently have his TV, some furniture, my laptop, and my point and shoot camera on Craigslist with no hits... So things won't just sell like lightning.

Selling a car is also out of the question. He uses his truck for work. Like, he pulls trailers with it because he is a mover. He has it from 6 in the morning to usually 11 at night or later. We can't carpool because if we sell his truck and keep my car, he won't be able to work and if we sell my car and keep his truck, neither will I.

He gets a check every week, so if we get next weeks forwarded and are good with the next two, we will be in the clear after next months rent is paid and then we can start saving.

This isn't a simple fix and if it was, I would do it. I'm not sitting here in the lap of luxury griping about money, I'm doing a lot, but this isn't just my decision, I'm in a relationship and have to consider the decisions of my partner as well.
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This. NEVER get a payday loan. EVER. This will make your already difficult time longer.
We have gotten them before, but that's not what I'm referring to. Lol. I'm talking about his boss just giving him next weeks check this week.
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selling jewelry will make you emergency cash fast. I had to move out of my parents with no job at age 19 - blew my minimal savings on moving out, and then sold a few small pieces of gold jewelry I had gathered throughout my life (cross for religious ceremonies, a locket my parents got me before high school, a couple random bracelets aunts had given me) and had enough money to pay 3 months rent (granted it was a small room in a strange peruvian family's apartment in Washington Heights, but whatever).
I wish I had jewelry to sell. ): the only jewelry I own is my grandmothers ring and that's a family heirloom.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:19 PM
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Honestly it doesn't sound like you want to do anything.

These are THINGS. You can buy them again. You need to keep fr getting in a hole because its a whole lot harder to get out of one once you are there.
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That's why I have everything valuable I own except for like, two things , on Craigslist? Because I don't want to do anything? /:
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:25 PM
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Honestly? Sit your boyfriend down and tell him too effing bad about the camera. He has a kid on the way. Too **** bad if he wants to keep the camera. He can't afford it. You being stressed about money isn't good for the baby.

Why couldn't Josh drop you off at work with his truck?
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