Monday, February 12, 2007

Answering the Unanswerable Questions

So, the taxes are done and I have begun financial aid applications. With one exception, they are pretty easy to complete once all the information is gathered. The exception is one school whose financial aid application asks me to predict the future. They want to know what our total assets will be in September, what our credit card debt will be in June and how much child care will cost for the 2007-2008 school year (and who will be providing it). Everything is so up in the air with us right now that I have no idea how to answer these questions. First we need to sell our house -- and we have no control over when that will happen. And, in a couple months hubby will be getting a raise at work, but we don't know how much. Once those two things have happened we will see how much money we have and how much hubby is making and can decide whether we are going to buy or rent. Then we will see where we can afford to live and find an apartment, or house, or whatever. Then we will have to pay a deposit or make a down payment and then pay for moving expenses, and then, if there is money left over, pay off the credit card. Then, once we are all settled, we will need to look for a daycare, or nanny, or maybe hubby will be able to work from home by then and we won't need either. So, it all adds up to I DON'T KNOW!!!

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