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Insurance Check

January 29th, 2008 at 09:55 am

DH received an insurance check in the mail for a significant amount of money. About a year ago he was injured at work and spent months in pain. We tried physical therapy to no avail...it acutally made the pain consistently worse.

We're a little worried that this money might be the company's attempt to buy us off and wash their hands of the injury. We're in the process of finding out more information, but at the same time planning what we might do with the money.

DH, the big spender, has always wanted a rolex. I would like to pay off the debt. I feel a tightening in my chest when I think about him getting a rolex...I can't think of anything more ridiculous. To me it is frivolous and ostentatious, but for some reason it has always been a goal of his to get one. Some times it is all I can do be supportive (I don't want anyone shooting down my dream!). At the same time, I thought we were on the same page for our financial goals. Kinda frustrating.

5 Responses to “Insurance Check”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Please pay off the debt, that is the wisest choice!!

  2. mbkonef Says:

    Not sure how much money is involved but maybe you could get him to agree to split it. Some to debt repayment and some to start a "Rolex fund" for the future, or some to debt, some to savings and some to "Rolex fund". But I know what you mean. I am always the one being the budget bully, harping about how we need to save and my DH is always the one who wants to blow any extra money he gets on "fun" things. I get really tired of always playing bad cop.

  3. db1974 Says:

    To make matters worse...did you see the balance of our emergency fund? We'd have a rolex, but if the water heater blows, what would we do?

  4. daylily Says:

    Are you working with a representative from worker's comp? I wouldn't cash that check just yet.

  5. mom-from-missouri Says:

    Read all the fine print. Sometimes, if you cash the check, that is saying that is the amount you agree to--and there may not be anymore..

    I vote debt. Can't eat or live in a watch. Timex tells the time just as well.

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