Extract 3 for my new book – perhaps
(quick reminder – don’t do too much structure in planning docs.)
Security, financial-security, is not a dirty word.
This chapter is about security, financial security after a partnership split up.
Dad, no. I just can’t
Why not. You guys have room
Don’t want tell you like this. Hold on. I’m at a house auction. I’ll move away from the crowd. I still have 30 minutes before bidding starts.
Are you buying an investment property.
Yes. and No
It’s really simple. Todds been a bastard for a few years. Standard stuff, young girls, drugs … After I secure myself a home I’m probably going to leave and get myself a new life.
You can’t do that!
I have to be realistic. 45 years old. Good, secure job (if there is such a thing) but I’ll never get a house like ours once I’m out. No deposit. No security. But, I have convinced Todd this is the perfect time to get a bargain – he’ll sacrifice some of his $300 per week luxuries, and I’ll start selling my clothes and shoes I don’t wear. Or, I’ll pop them back in my bedroom at your place!
If I don’t get this house I have 3 more auctions this weekend.
So, not a good time for either of you to visit for more than a few hours. We could blow up any time after today!!
I need a rest, your mother is just like a full time job with overtime. We’ve talked about it, and she won’t go to a respite place. She just won’t. And I won’t push her there. Yet.
What about I come for a holiday, 1 week after the house settles. We can organize something that sounds plausible so you can get away for a few days.
Are you sure you want to do that to Todd?
Do what? He’s the one who set it up. I just need to secure my future so I have a home I can afford. The major worry is bankruptcy. But, it shouldn’t come to that. Even if he wants to sell our place, I can use my half of the profits, about $250K, to renegotiate the new loan. I have a lawyer and finance broker working on the how. It is the only way, or you might find me with a suitcase on your door step one night.
Hope you have read the first two extracts. I’m getting into the story line now. I think it might be a ‘goer’.
Getting into a lot of social issues was quite a surprise. This one, making sure you’re financially independent if you separate, came out of nowhere.
What do you think? Let me know.
Jennifer M Ryan
Dip Teach, MEd.
Other pages you might like:
Speaking Out – A Fun Workshop – details of a past workshop. Contact me to see how we can do this together.
JRCS creative individuals page