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Author: lmichelle One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308445  
Subject: Re: Can I afford this house? Date: 7/4/2006 8:15 AM
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I SOOOOOOO appreciate all the advice. I am going to talk to my boss tomorrow to see if she has any weekend work for me. I mentioned it to DH briefly (he's an avoider, in case you haven't figured that one out yet) and he said "Let's talk about it later." But just like when I took my current job, I did all the research then presented it to him after my mind was already made up.

I tend to baby DH and since I do the bills (and he thinks his ATM is a magic card that gives him money) he has been in the dark for FAR too long about all this. We have to have a real sit down with numbers talk.

Part of the reason our CC bills are so high is because I never stopped him from making frivolous purchases because I didn't want him to know how far in trouble we were. I've been avoiding the inevitable.

The thought of selling my house makes me very very sad. So I really hope to avoid it. We paid $585K (owe $320K mortg, $50K 2nd), put about $100K into it, and could probably get $800K for it. So of course it's a real possibility to get us out of debt, but hopefully the last resort.

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