The House To Pay For The Fert Treatments....!!!!some Question
Q: After maxing out all our credit cards and taking a second mortgage on the house to pay for the fert treatments, we now have six twitching little fleshloafs in the ICU -- the seventh didn't make it so we're looking at about $15,000 for its funeral, but we're hoping the mourners will contribute to the burial fund so we won't be out too much money. We also hope the PayPal link on the memorial web site will bring in enough money to pay for the upkeep of the site. I make about $40,000 a year and my wife used to make about $20,000 a year before she had to quit two years ago to concentrate on the fert treatments. My employer has been going through a series of layoffs for the past year and it looks like my job might be cut next month. We also just bought a new $42,000 SMooV, with the downpayment coming from a loan against my 401K plan, so we can carry our new litter around. Unfortunately, the roof of the house has sprung a leak. I've already maxed out my 401K for loans and we've tried applying for more credit cards but we keep getting turned down. The only option I see is to take out a home equity loan to pay for the new roof. My wife and I have always dreamed about taking a Caribbean cruise, and we found a great special on a 7 day Giftmas cruise for us and our parents -- they're really looking forward to spending Giftmas in the Caribbean with the grandkids. My question is this: Should we repair the roof now or wait until after the cruise?
A: - Too funny. Coincidentally, I attended a wedding last Saturday. This was the 2nd wedding for the same family this summer (2 daughters - first one married last June). I'm awfully curious how much this cost but I haven't broached that topic yet with the brides' father. - No, you're not the only one. I've found that the cost of the wedding seems to be inversely proportional to the length of said wedding. DH and I spent about $500 on ours.. and that included the rings, invitations, and reception on my parents' deck.