I was an asst. director at a computer company for 4 years of the 10 years I worked ( I am a medical laboratory tech by trade) at this company.
When I quit to be a full-time mom (and follow my husband as he did contract work as a nurse anesthetist) I was making ~$75,000. I had ~$45,000 in retirement and ~$20,000 in savings. We currently have a 6,000 sq ft home and 4 other propertys (2 are paid for and my mother rents one).
One property we used as a vaction home and the other we rent…which are vacant at the present time. My husband took a W-2 job 1000 miles away from home in 2011, working 2 weeks/off 2 weeks, he would travel home the 2 weeks he was off until August of this year. His plan was that we moved to where his job was in so that he could work contract on the 2 weeks he was not working his W-2 job and pay some bills off (he has refinanced our house 3 time in the last 10 years, consolidating debt only to get another $20,00 personal loan, $10,000 credit card, and another ‘household’ of bills . He constantly looks for other job opportunities where he can make more money and work less time.
How should I handle it when my husband continually spends money, which he says he’ has to’ in order to make more money.
He took a second job so that we could pay off some debt but we are not paying off that debt and not saving it either.
It seems like every time he gets a little extra money he finds something to spend it on rather than trying to pay our debt off.
We left most of our personal belongings and moved 1000 miles away to try and pay debt off but….I need direction!
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