My DH has worn hearing aids since his early 30's, he is 68 now, I put money away every month in our spending plan for his hearing aids, there is $3,000 in the account now, DH wants to use that money for the new (used) car that he wants!!!colonialgirl wrote: ↑Mon May 07, 2018 2:57 pmSorry to hear you have all joined my club. We are getting hammered with expenses. Had a big plumbing bill, owed income tax, recliner mechanism broke and had to replace the chair, property taxes are due, hubs dropped a hearing aid at the golf course and it was ran over by a golf cart, so now they have to be replaced. All told it came to around $14k of unexpected & expected expenses and then our friends called and said we are going to take another cruise - this one to Hawaii in January. Timing.
I realize of course that we don't have to go on the cruise - but I am starting to wonder how many more vacations we will have together at our age. And I guess we could not get a chair or replace the hearing aids, but I sit in the chair every day and to my way of thinking hubs has to hear. I just hate to take money out of savings but when this many things hit us at once, I don't have a choice. I am grateful to be frugal that we have $ to cover, but gee whiz.
I just always try and cut back and pay unexpected bills out of our income but too much hitting at once to do that. I tell you, I could be a happy rich person, I truly could.
PS - I LOVE the rolling pins!
He used to have in the ear, but since he retired he uses the behind the ear, better hearing batteries last a lot longer. For $3,000 he should be able to get 2 new aids.