OK, I just have to get something off my chest. If you have read my stuff here for any length of time, you know my continued frustration with my personal finances. Since 2001, when my house was flooded, I have been trying to dig back out of debt and make some progress, but different things keep happening which drag me back down into it. Well, while I'm ecstatically overjoyed to have our new little baby born in October, I'm just struggling to deal with all the damned medical bills that we have had in the last year. Mrs. Astro had a difficult pregnancy, and we had a lot of medical expense last year. On top of that, another of my children has had to be in therapy last year, NONE of which was covered by anything.
What the hell am I supposed to do? I make good money, but it's not enough when not only do I have the debt payments I have to make each month, but I have extra medical expense on top of it all!!!!!
Sorry Dave Ramsey, God just doesn't want me to get out of debt. Maybe it's because I don't tithe. I even stopped the partial tithe I had been making last year when my budget no longer stretched as far as it had. I do not believe that God is going to shower me with money if I give 10% of it to the church when I can't even make it on 100% of my income, much less 90%.
Just Damn It.