When is it bad enough?
Backstory, I live with my husband and our 2 year old son. We are currently moving to a new apartment in 3 days. We cleaned out both of our bank accounts to get into the apartment. On top of that, my husband got two traffic violations in the same week, totaling over $700. He works, I stay at home with our son and do the housework, and cooking all our meals, shopping, couponing, etc. I try to stretch this money as far as it can go, and we're usually fine, as long as there are minimal surprises. (I can usually handle surprises with an emergency savings fund.) So, we move in on Wed. My husband gets a paycheck on Friday, but I have to put that towards a car payment (double because we missed this month) and a small loan, which is probably double as well. And then some utilities, and we have to renew our renter's insurance. I think this might leave us with $200 for two weeks, to cover groceries, gas money, and maybe any bills I've forgotten to factor in here. I am considering going to a food bank, just this once, for a little extra help. My husband does not want me to go and says I shouldn't be using it if we don't need it. When I put it all out on paper it looks like we need it. I refuse to use any credit cards, as they are all paid and I want to keep it that way. Anyway, do you think that we should just suck it up and try to buy what we can? Or is this an okay situation for some help?