Post # 1
For those who don’t mind answering because I cannot come up with a poll since its so different for each couple/person.
I see bees make these posts for monthly income so I was just curious & thought it would be fun. 😛
We live in VA, near the KY border. So our monthly bills are probably lower than others from other places such as NY.
Okay here is our run down –
- Power bill – 90-150 Depending on the season.
- Tv – 70-80
- Internet/Phone – 80-100
- Groceries – 300-350
- Car payment – 433
- Car insurance for three cars around 300 soon going to just be two cars.
- Washer/Dryer – We paid 500 down on them so our monthly paymet until they’re paid off is 70 dollars.
- Rent – 350 & This includes water. We was lucky to have found such a cheap place to rent that is in a good area & decent!
- Not quite sure on gas. But its a couple hundered or more.
- We don’t have any credit cards but we do have a walmart & lowes card. Around 60 dollars a month for both.
- & Then my diabetic stuff. Insulin, ect. Is under 100 dollars now that I found a cheaper insulin that works just the same!
- Gym – 50 dollars a month. Until its paid for (500 dollars for a year.)
Post # 3
Oh & this does not include hospital bills/doctor bills.
Post # 4
Wow! 350 for rent??????????? Our mortgage is 1500
Electricity is around 100 or so a month
Car insurance 90/month
Cell phone 180/month
Sewage/trash/garbage -70 per quarter
water – UGH I don’t even know
life insurance 100/month
Heat is outrageous not looking forward to it – apx 500 month
we have no car payments
lots of credit card bills – we are now going to try really hard to pay them down
loan 100 month
I don’t think this is a good thing cuz I am so sure there is more! HOw we do it I don’t even know!
Post # 5
A rough estimate and I’m probably forgetting some stuff. This doesn’t include the money we are spending fixing up our house, car repairs, presecriptions, etc.
Mortgage,homeowner ins., property tax: $1500
Electric, gas, water, tv/internet: $300-$500 depending on the season
Car payments: $530
Car insurance: $150
Cell phones: $150
Student loans: $300
Credit Card: $100
Post # 6
- Utilities (water/electric/trash) – ~ $100-250 depending on month
- Rent – $765
- Car and renters insurance – $112
- Cable/internet – $120
- DH’s car – $330
- DH’s cell – $80
- Our Student loans – have combined minimum payment of $300 but usually pay about $500
- Groceries – ~$250-300
- Gas – ~120
My car is paid off and my employer pays for my cell. We’re paying way above the minimums on DH’s car and our student loans to try and get those paid off faster.
Post # 7
@Carolyn72: Wow, 1500? Shew. lol Yea, our landlord is older in her 70’s & has kept the rent the same for all the years she has had the apartments. Her husband use to be in charge but he is sick so she took over. Most places are alot higher due to two colleges near by. But she told me she wanted to be fair & not raise the price due to the schools, ect. She is such a sweetheart!
Post # 8
These are guesstimates for the most part:
Rent: 1865.00 (1765.00 plus $100.00 pet rent)
Cell Phones: 160
Electricity: not sure (depends on month–lately it has been running $60ish)
Gas: not sure
Water: should be around 20ish but has been in the 80s because of a broken pipe.
Car payment: 280.00
Gasoline: not sure–I pay 80 but I am not sure how much FI pays
Credit Cards: a lot 800ish
Food: 800-1000–we go out a lot so this should be a lot less
I think we need to reevaluate our spending. Yikes! Orange County is expensive though.
Post # 9
I’m glad you ladies didn’t mind sharing. I didn’t think anyone would want to. lol
Post # 10
350 rent??!! dang girl! I live in the bay Area, one of the most expensive places to live…but I’m blessed i live in a 4 br with a huge backyard for $500 a month cause it belongs to my parents. They live in Fl. off the top of my head we spend about $2600 a month in bills,
we always eat in, he is a GENIUS with grocery shopping and cooking and we spend like $125-150 a month on groceries for 3 people. And we eat very very healthy. we have no debt and pay off our credit cards monthly. i own my car and pay $632 in tuition for my son and $130 for his extra curricular stuff. we only let our selves spend $150 a month on our “allowance” but we are so intent on saving money we dont ever spend it.
I LOVE sticking to my budget and seeing our savings grow and grow, cant WAIT to have a house of my own!! My plan is to put his entire paycheck into savings and live off my paycheck and buy a house cash in 2 years.
Post # 11
I live in my moms attic (shes renting as well from her landlord so we chip in)
$500 a month for rent
$340 for the car payment
$90 for car insurance
$130 for phone bill
$50 for one credit card
$50 for another credit card
$53 for my dental
$53 for his dental
This does not include food or gas. Luckily our car is gas efficient. IT better be paying $340 a month!!!
We are also paying for vet bills and copays for doctors.
Post # 12
@Sagittarius: Don’t worry mine was guesstimates also. & I am sure some things was left out. lol
Post # 13
@Angelz_love: Yea, 350! Its a one bedroom apartment though. EDIT: & They are also older apartments. But I love their charm. 🙂
You are doing great sounds like with your savings!!
Post # 14
Mortgage – $700 every two weeks (pays off faster than twice a month!)
Cell phones – $40 (his) $75ish (mine)/month
TV/Internet – $120/month
Property Tax $200/month
Water/Sewer/garbage removal – $75/month
Electricity – $60-$80/month
Gas – $40-150/month depending on season
Car is paid off, and gas is about $40 a week, so $160/month
House/car/travel insurance $190/month
Credit cards is whatever we’ve spent that month – no interest
Groceries – $300/month
Eating out – I don’t wanna know!
And I think that’s it!! We don’t have any loans, credit card debt, etc. so that helps a lot!
Post # 15
I’m not going to go through all our specifics, but obviously since we now live in house, instead of our apt; our electricity, mortgage & gas have gone up
But one of the most shocking bills has been our water! I miss the days when we were in an apartment and our water bill was like $20 bucks, now its like $150, for water!!! That’s what you get having to water your lawn & fill up the pool as the water evaporates in this Texas summer heat!