Had the settlement meeting. Not sure what is going to happen with the house, but in theory I should either end up with about $3k equity or half the proceeds after debt is repaid when the house is sold. We'll see. Either way it's sort of irritating.
I am going to have a massive garage sale of whatever I can when the divorce is finalized, but given what I've sold off already that might make me somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 - $150 IF it doesn't rain, etc. My sister had a bright idea today with things like my wedding dress, black performance formal which will never fit me again, fancier old baby clothes, etc - consignment stores. I might get a little more for them. I am debating back and forth with myself so hard over my mandolin - I really hate to sell it but on the other hand, am I ever going to get to play again? I can't afford strings for it now and haven't bought strings in about 3 years on my best estimate. I might get about $100 for it if the string store man's feeling generous, it was a restored made in the 1920s but hasn't had much TLC in a while. The settlement got me a china hutch, I'll be selling that. I figure any cash from that will go to an emergency fund.
So, my income will be $750 per month from child support if I can't find more work. I'm probably going to end up applying for disability, much as I hate to do it, but I can't drive and there's no public transportation here. That may or may not happen though, depending how long the paperwork takes to go through - I was told not to start applying until the name change is complete. Anyway, I need to budget mainly for medication and medical care (renograms, checkups, etc) and have no idea what I'm going to do. Any ideas are welcome.
Post by Wisconsin Beth on Apr 11, 2011 9:30:28 GMT -5
I think there was a thread on the YM board about legit work from home options. I skimmed it but I think some where surveys and writing stuff. Maybe you can find the thread or look into that kind of thing? I don't know what your writing skills are like though.
I'd keep the mandolin for now and see what the next year brings.