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Another challenge addition, plus my husband's whining

March 29th, 2008 at 04:12 pm

I got another freelance check in the mail today plus a Pinecone check, so I'm adding $700.50 to the challenge. The new total is $7,628.34.

My husband is itchin' to buy a new $3,000 memory foam mattress for our bed and I'm itchin' to pay down a credit card. He keeps asking me when we can buy the mattress. I was just sitting here trying to figure out how to distribute the freelance money (between savings and debt) and he started whining about the mattress again.

I think I'm going to have him sleep on the couch for a few nights, so he'll shut up about a new mattress and be happy with what we've got.....

9 Responses to “Another challenge addition, plus my husband's whining”

  1. Managinglife Says:

    Don't do it!!!! That is why we have a $4200 credit for a memory foam mattress that my DH insisted he needed for his bad back. The $125 a month would have been spent for new carpets and wood floors fund. The mattress is great but if I had it to do over..... Hindsight is funny!

  2. compulsive debtor Says:

    Don't worry. We aren't going down that road until we have the cash in hand -- and it's not going to be a $3000 mattress.....

  3. cheshirecat Says:

    I have a temperpedic mattress and I LOOOOOOOOOOVe it..it has done wonders for my back. I would buy it again in a minute. My two cents anyway.

  4. compulsive debtor Says:

    Still not buying a $3,000 mattress unless I have the cash in hand....

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Well, I have a memory foam mattress as well. Expensive but worthwhile investment in my opinion.... HOWEVER, I also believe this really depends on your current financial situation. I wouldn't buy it until it you think you can afford it. That's my opinion anyway.

  6. thriftorama Says:

    Tell him to stop whining. Silly husbands! Don't they know that being out of debt frees up more money for purchases like mattresses? But until you're out of debt, it just doesn't make sense.

  7. Slowlygettingthere Says:

    Ah,yes... The couch... I love it!

  8. Broken Arrow Says:

    "Tell him to stop whining. Silly husbands! Don't they know that being out of debt frees up more money for purchases like mattresses?"

    Big Grin

    "But honey, look! It's made out of foam! Isn't that neat? Foam? Aw, why are you looking at me like that?"

  9. crazyliblady Says:

    I think I can sympathize. I am the breadwinner in my house. Usually, the day before payday, my dh comes to me with "can we buy this?" and I buy it. Sometimes, it is something small, inexpensive, and needed, and sometimes it is something expensive and ridiculous.

    Examples of "foam mattress" type stuff I (or we) have bought and highly regretted:

    1) traded in a nearly perfect working Honda for a 1968 Mustang (not in working order). My dh told me he could do the work on the old car, but when it came time to do work, suddenly, we did not have the tools or space. WE also no longer had our car. Will not go there again.

    2) invested in a home based business than went flop. (It actually made that sound.)

    3) signed up for a credit card while working for $4.25 an hour as a full time graduate student

    These are just a few of the money mistakes that I have come to regret.

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