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Money Blues Part 2

September 10th, 2015 at 07:57 am

Last post was getting long. And I've not finished my pity party yet. Big Grin haha.

I've never been the jealous type. But lately I've been feeling it a bit. :/ One of my best friends, recently met and is engaged to a guy. I mean they've literately known each other for less than 4 months.

They are great together, and he is great. I am so happy for her, but I'm feeling a twang of jealousy.

She just finished college, and hasn't been able to get a job yet. Her family is poor, and she has always been raised frugally. Well he is loaded (and very good with money). She went from the pauper to the princess, nearly overnight.

He has a nice house which he just purchased about a month before they got together, he has a newer truck, a Dodge Charger he purchased new a couple years ago, and he just bought a new custom order Dodge Charger Hellcat. In case your wondering, starting MSRP is $62,000! Embarrassment

All his cars are paid for with cash. She was driving an old Sebring last month that would die at idle, and this month he surprised her by buying her a close to new Subaru.

Right now they are on a 2 and a half week "pre-wedding' honeymoon at Disney World.

It's just such a quick and shocking change. A couple months ago, our girls nights consisted of watching movies at home because we couldn't afford to go out, and chatting about her crushes. Now she is at Disney World, going out to eat everyday, and I'm sitting at home trying to figure out how I can save enough money to have a bathroom door.

It's just hard to swallow. I've never had close friends with so much disposable money.

Add that to the fact that I recently had to tell husband we can't afford to buy a truck right now. (He's been looking.) Now he is upset with me, and anytime I talk about spending money he will say something like, "Oh so we can afford to buy a storm door, but I can't have a truck."

My new computer has been brought up several times. I do feel bad about it. But it's done, and we are using and enjoying it. Hind sight is 20/20.

5 Responses to “Money Blues Part 2”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    She must feel very dazzled by all of that disposable cash. I hope that is not influencing her decision to marry him so quickly.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    One thing I can tell you after having a house with my husband for many years is... It will never be finished! There will always be something so don't beat yourself up. The door sounds like it is a need not a want. And what about the truck for husband, is that a need? Focus on the needs first, then move on to the wants. If the truck is also a need put careful consideration into both. Also with your friend - as long as she's head over heels just be happy for her. Look at the guy and how he treats her as a person, not the money he has behind him. One thing I know about people with money is not to be jealous, you don't know what they gave up to get there.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Is there a way you could find $5 or even $10 in the budget to put towards a truck category? So that he'd feel like there was at least a little progress towards it?

  4. klarose Says:

    I'm feeling much better. Thanks guys. Just had a bad day I guess.

    FrugalTexan, we are putting back $220 a month for a truck. But we just started that recently, and he was wanting to get one now. I think we should wait until we have a sizable down payment first.

  5. livingalmostlarge Says:

    What is the truck going to be used for? Its okay to be jealous of your friend. There will always be people that have more than you. And envy is a normal feeling. I think your plan to save for the truck is a sound plan.

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