2011 was actually a pretty calm year.
Aside from my wonderful debt free journey and a really bad car accident that resulted in a financial windfall, the year has been pretty normal.
Within the last month, it has been going to hell in a hand basket, pardon my french.
My boyfriend's childhood home is now officially owned by a bank. Thanks to his dad who didn't pay for the mortgage. FYI his parents are no longer married.
My parent's are legally separating after 30+ years of marriage, my dad is moving back to his homeland in January (a third world country in Asia).
It has been quite overwhelming! I can't help but feel these mixed emotions of disappointment, sadness, anger, etc. etc. mainly disappointment.
These are our damn parents making really bad decisions! People we used to put on pedastals.
And what does it all lead to?!? BAD "FINANCIAL" DECISIONS.
My boyfriend's dad gambles. That equates to losing your home even though he has a great job and military retirement pay.
My dad is impatient, and at 57 is cashing out his large 401k so he can go back home and party hardy! Hello taxes and penalties!
I don't feel like my mom is protecting her property and finances from my dad.
My naturally positive and optimistic self is trying to deal with this in the best way possible.
- These are lessons to learn. Personal & emotional.
- It will only get better, when you're down the only way is back up.