Money, it’s worrisome

I spend most of my time with a mild background worry about money.  I don’t make QUITE enough to be comfortable.  So I’m always counting, always deciding, always wary of the next expensive disaster.

Right now I’m facing a lot of expensive things and so I’m constantly re-shuffling my funds and re-prioritizing my spending.

What I realized is that it’s not the money that is worrisome.  It’s the uncertainty around it all.

For example – my car needs new tires.  How long can I put that off?  What if I only buy 2 at a time?  What if I got used, is that bad?  Where does one get used tires?

My tooth needs a filling.  It only hurts sometimes… Will that trend be OK for longer than the tire problem?

It’s not so much the money – it’s the uncertainty.  If I knew the answers to those questions, it would be easy to make the shuffling and prioritizing decisions.  But I don’t.

Most of my stress is about things I don’t know.  Because I hate to make the wrong choice.  Sometimes it’s possible to find an answer.  A lot of the tire questions have answers, but the tooth question doesn’t.  Nor does the consequence of not getting new tires in time.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Money, it’s worrisome

  1. Monetary triage is very stressful. It’s even more stressful right now, as the husband and I are about to be hammered by the horrific new tax bill on top of a slew of medical bills.

    At least we’re certain about that, I guess.

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    1. I should NEVER comment from a phone. We get the sort incoherent nonsense that characterized that last comment. Sorry!
      Money – The constant worry. The pecking of bills is awful. Alway picking apart any serenity or happiness.

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