- Apr 23, 2006
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A new acronym for MUT----ROTD---rant of the day. Uuhhhhgggg. Just in a funky mood. I paid my $1400/mo mortgage payment today. It used to be $908 until I got divorced and my ex stuck it to me. I made more than twice the money he did. He wanted me to sell my house and split the money with him. I refused knowing that I could not get a better house for what I was paying. I made a deal with him that if he forgot about spousal support and I paid for the divorce that I would refinance and give him cash. I knew he was strapped for cash and I used that to my favor at the time. Now, however, I'm stuck with this huge payment that takes almost one paycheck. I have 4 payments left on my daughters braces and I'm helping her pay for school. I paid off my car and credit cards when I refinaced but I still have your usual utilities, insurances, groceries, etc. Oh and all the crap that falls under miscellaneous. I feel like I work 60 hours a week for nothing. I have no savings and although I have about $40,000 worth of equity in my house, I won't touch that as it's the only asset that I have. It just makes me sick. I also had perfect crefit before we married and being with him ruined it. He spent and charged stuff that I didn't know about then defaulted on payments. Now I'm struggling to rebuild my credit. It sucks to be 42 and starting over again. I'd like to take a real vacation, but can't. I'd love, for once, not to have to live paycheck to paycheck. I don't know what I would do if I didnt make the money I do. I don't know how younger people do it. Our housing around here is outrageous even the rent. I can't imagine being someone young who maybe hasn't finished their education or lives off minimum wage having anything decent to live in. If it wasn't for the housing allowance my daughter will be getting from the Army, she would be stuck here with me forever. Ok. I'm done. I always get pissed when I write that check out every month. Sorry and thanks for "listening"