Kfarr87 wrote: ↑Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:24 amIt's not self pity attitude, well not exactly.
I guess it couldn't hurt to tell you a little bit more. I had a job I hated that provided just enough to live on but not enough to ever really get anywhere. I budgeted well enough to live comfortably in that situation. I wanted more from life, the possibility of maybe a house or children or something one day. In my last year of working there some truely tragic events happened to me, I do not wish to talk about. I went through the process of moving and changing jobs. This put me in a position of making less for a time. I purchased a cheap beater car to make it through with the intention of keeping it for 24 months. 14 months in and the car was finished unrepairable. Since I'd started a new better job and didn't have the cash around to buy a decent car I made the decision to finance a new vehicle. In retrospect this was a very poor decision. However at the time it got me a vehicle at a cost barely more than leasing. I made a budget and the car fit in.
I also needed furniture, so some of my savings went there. I perhaps should not have spent the money but I felt it was the adult thing to do.
Then I had an accident and got both a ticket and a large deductible bill. These were obviously not budgeted for.
So when an unplanned event like an impromptu trip comes up in one of the hardest financial months of my life, while I experience medical problems, YES I am not properly prepared for it.
I simply asked for a little help in the hopes that it may be possible and that one of you may be able to look deep inside and remember a time when you weren't rolling in cash or remember what it takes for love.
A new vehicle is not a need, furniture isn't a need, they are wants. let me guess you bought new furniture instead of going to local 2nd hand shop? You can finance a used car FYI.
Still you aren't saying why your GF won't help you out?
FYI. WestJet yyz to yyt return Jul 10 to 17 is just $500.44.
Around you a homeowner? Appliances can break, etc and cost way more than a ticket to NL. You say you have a budget but yet you can't come up with $500.44. clearly a budget isn't your strong point, people usually budget for travel.
Both you and GF have issues if both of you can't find $500.44 together with working full time jobs.
The positive is you are just like a lot of people in Canada who live beyond their means, most just like to impress the people around them.