Post # 1
Not your wedding budget, just your monthly household ledger.
- from me: about 2600.00
- from him: about 650.00
- rent: 460 for the one we live in, 525 for the lease we broke (last payment in two weeks thank goodness)
- Electric: about 50-75
- car payment: 255
- student loans: 200
- cell phone: 65
- car insurance: 186
- food: 300
- gas: 200
Share yours if you don’t mind the personal questions!
Post # 3
- from me: about 5500
- from him: about 3800
- rent: $1060
- Electric: about: 60
- gas for heat: 125 winter 25 summer
- car payment: 680
- student loans: all done yay!
- cell phone: companies we work for pay for ours
- car insurance: 245
- food: 600
- gas: 400
- his child support: 900
- gym memberships: 40
- I had cancer and no insurance early 20’s: $485
Our 401k’s are pulled out before so I didn’t count them in the pay but a lot of our funds are going there as well.
Post # 4
@mwitter80: I totally get your medical bills. I owe $10 right now, but let’s say they were once much higher.
Post # 5
@helenberrycrunch: It’s miserable. I had over a million in medical bills. Luckily for me my doctors were willing to reduce what I owed because I had no insurance. Otherwise, I would have had to declare bankruptcy. I hate paying it every month. I know that so many people are against a government medical plan, but it certainly would have helped me then. I was 22 with a million dollars in debt. It could have destroyed my life forever.
Post # 6
I’ve been really fortunate that my parents have allowed me to live back home in order to save up for the wedding. I really like to think of that as part of their contribution…so thanks, mom and dad!! FI and I don’t live together, so our finances are seperate until then. My budget:
- From Me: 3400 (take home pay)
- Rent: 300
- Cell Phone: 70
- Nails (it’s rather expensive, so I can’t classify it as misc.): 75
- Motorcycle: 200
- Bike Insurance: 45
- Car Insurance: 100
- Gas: 400 (FI lives 3.5 hrs away)
- Storage Fees: 115
- Gym Membership: 20
- Furniture (paid off in 3 months!!!): 100
- Savings: 1600
- Miscellaneous: 475
Post # 7
@mwitter80: That’s terrible. I agree with you on the government medical. It’s pretty bad when you can’t afford to see a doctor when you’re sick. I haven’t had insurance since I was eleven and I haven’t had a checkup since then. If somethings wrong with me, idk. Luckily husband’s new job should have insurance benefits.
I’m not gonna post my budget, it’s so tiny compared to you girls, lol.
Post # 8
@mwitter80: I had 3-4k of my own, and the 5k of bills from sending my mother the rehab for 30 days, but I was also in college making 200 a month.
Post # 9
@SnowPeony: you need to go to the doctor at least to have your goodies checked! It’s so important! Get on his insurance asap! I had uterine cancer at 21. I had no idea that anything was wrong. It was found through a random medical experiment I volunteered myself for. It’s so important to get your yearly checks ups!
Post # 11
From me: $2500
From him: $7200
House payment: 380
Cable and internet: 140
Car Payment: 400
Insurance (cars, house, and cabin): 400
Life insurance: 100
School Lunches: 100
Groceries: 1000 (teenagers in the house)
Utilities for Cabin: 30
Child support and legal fees: 1000
Post # 12
I did my budget today and cried. Basically when everything comes out (nothing can be cut / reduced, I’ve tried) we have $7 at the end of the month.
Post # 14
@helenberrycrunch: ugh it stinks doesn’t it!
@Potatoes: I remember those days. It’s amazing how you survive every month right? It’s only when you put things on paper that you realize what a struggle everything is.
@tksjewelry: 380 for a house! I’m moving to Omaha!!! LOL DH and I are currently searching for a house and even something really moderate here is going to be over a $2k mortgage payment and that’s with 20% down.
Post # 15
From Me: $300-ish during school.
Car Insurance: $55
Cell Phone Bill: $45
Gas Money: $100
Car payment: $50 (I bought it from a relative).
Left over: $30
…I don’t get out much. I just have to keep reminding myself that when I graduate I WILL get a well-paying, full-time job, and it will be fine.
Post # 16
Me: $ 2600ish
Cell : $100
Rent : $895 ( that’s for my place at $495 and his place $400 that he doesn’t live at anymore but doesn’t want to screw over his brother with the whole rent payment )
Credit Cards: about $450
Gas for my Car: $200
Car payment: $0 !!
Car insurance: $50
Remaining: $400 ish but we never see that much with the kids and misc crap that comes up.