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kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66894 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" How the hell do you do that? That is pretty much rent and electricity...and SC is cheap as hell to live! "


Yep! My rent is $690.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18119 posts
status 2nd Jan '13
Quoting kthx.:" Yep! My rent is $690."


Damn!



My rent is only 400! Electric is around 200 though. I hate winter. :/

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66894 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" Damn! My rent is only 400! Electric is around 200 though. I hate winter. :/ "


What kind of apartment do you have? And this was actually the cheapest! The $690 includes water. It's a 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1000 sq. feet.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18119 posts
status 2nd Jan '13
Quoting kthx.:" What kind of apartment do you have? And this was actually the cheapest! The $690 includes water. It's a 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1000 sq. feet."


Its a house out in a little town.



2 bd 1 bath 1,032 ft on .85 acres!

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66894 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" Its a house out in a little town. 2 bd 1 bath 1,032 ft on .85 acres! "


Sorry, I assumed apartment because of rent :oops: I forgot people can rent homes and not own :lol: Sounds nice!

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" My SO is just like this. Never mind the fact that before taxes we make almost 150k, which is pretty good IMO"


That's more than 3.5 times what we make, lol.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting snglemama:" in between? I hate having to watch my account and budget...but I don't consider myself "broke" unless ... [snip!] ... up I'd be tight made me nervous. (yes, I have savings, but that's for either a TRUE emergency, or moving expenses this summer)"


They never buy gas, he has a company car and a company gas card. The $100 is just for spending money.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Raptor Jesus:" Well, if we didn't have enough to live off of for several months in an emergency fund and we didn't have ... [snip!] ... and then some then we don't have money to throw around (a.k.a. "broke"). Fortunately we aren't broke by that definition :lol:"


Yeah all of our bills get paid the day we get paid, period. Everything else is split up between food, gas, personal money, kid stuff and savings.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:</b>" That's more than 3.5 times what we make, lol."</blockquote>




I think the cost of living must be incredibly different between Australia and America. My daycare cost is over 200 a week alone. And that's only for 4 days.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:</b>" That's more than 3.5 times ... [snip!] ... be incredibly different between Australia and America. My daycare cost is over 200 a week alone. And that's only for 4 days."


We don't use daycare so I don't know what ours costs but I've been told that if I want to work I'd have to have a degree of some kind to make a profit after daycare, increased travel costs, etc.

one of each 4 me Due January 8; TTC since Mar 2014; 3 kids; Ohio 6210 posts
2nd Jan '13

i'm that way... i always say we are broke unless we have 1000 extra dollars in the bank not including the extra money that i have set back for an emergency. if all the bills are paid and we have a few thousand in emergency money and 900 in extra money i will say we can't afford anything. we are never really behind but we are within a month of not having enough money to pay the bills so i will always worry until we have like 10,000 in extra money

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11610 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Mama❍Moon:" sorry, I really dislike our monetary system. :oops: "

Don't apologize, lol. It definitely sucks that money is so integral when ti comes to, you know, just plain existing.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11610 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" Damn! My rent is only 400! Electric is around 200 though. I hate winter. :/ "

I can't even begin to fathom how amazing it would be to only pay $400 for rent. Like... I really can't wrap my mind around it. Apparently rent for a three bedroom home in a decent area is about $500 in the town I'm from and that's mind-boggling to me!



When I lived in Charleston we paid $1,200 for a tiny two bedroom apartment on James Island and that was even on the lower end of things. We paid $1,600 for our three bedroom town home in Stafford, Virginia and now we're paying $1,100 for a condo here in NC. I've never lived anywhere where rent is $400 a month.



In other words I'm jealous of you guys, lol.