Now we have a higher income there is a desire to 'get ahead' squirrel away money just incase dh can't work away forever. Also now we have a higher income we pay for things like mobile phones that actually work and a real internet connection! Something we had just gone without.
We also have a second property. It is not a positive thing. It just means extra stress, extra bills to pay. We cannot just sell it, it has been on the market for 6 months, at a price that will be a loss to us
So while we are a lot more comfortable with a higher income, its not without stress and money seems to fly out the door almost as quickly.
Certainly don't live in poverty, though!
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