Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Eugene, OR
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Originally Posted by Black Orchid
After graduating our income more than doubled, but we still found ourselves struggling at times. Not like before, but still running out of cash before the next paycheck. Esp after DD came!...
I think it is that we raised our standard of living everytime we'd get a raise or to the next level.
Originally Posted by Greaseball
I have this idea of everything I need to feel safe and comfortable. To me, it's all basic stuff - average sized house in safe neighborhood with friendly neighbors (rental is OK for now), keeping up on car maintenance so our cars are always reliable, making regular payments into our credit card and student loan debt, always paying the utilities on time, you know...I guess I'll just have to see if my "must haves" list grows every time dh gets a raise! :LOL