(Closed) Getting Nervous.. One Week…

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How exciting!

It is normal to be a little worried—it is a big commitment!

Just try to enjoy the ride!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh girl,

dont cry!!

I didn’t realize that you were more than just a little anxious……

(((Hugs)))

Does your Fiance know how worried you are?

It IS scary to buy a house….

I was terrified!

But you live and learn.

Can you try to focus on what you are really looking fwd to regarding your new house?

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Have you considered opening a joint checking account where you can each deposit a certain % of your income to cover household expenses? That way there is enough money in there to cover expenses and you can rest a little easier at night.

Post # 9
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131 posts
Blushing bee

My suggestion is to take it slow.  First of all you don’t need cable and internet right away.  Trust me I have been living without them at home for almost a year.  There are some start up costs with each of those and with the cost of closing on your home and moving in, you might ask him to wait a month or two before you get those installed. 

That leaves you with electric, trash, sewer, water and car insurance to start with.  You have to pay these, so start with them to get an understanding of what budget you have for internet and cable after that.   

In the mean time you can join netflix or go to redbox for movies or tv shows on dvd, $15 month for a membership versus $65 for cable seems like a good place to start. You may get used to it and decide you can postpone cable indefinitely.  The internet is harder to live without, but if you have a smart phone it is managable. Also, you can typically go to the coffee shop for free internet as long as you buy something. 

Finally, cable and internet are VERY competative services.  If and when you decide to get them installed comparison shop!!!  Americans are typically not very comfortable doing this, but tell company A what deal company B will give you and make them beat it.  You can also deal to get the introductory rate for longer than advertised and call them at the end of that introductory rate and tell them you are going to cancel unless they keep the cost the same.  Trust me, they WILL give you the intro rate indefinitly but only IF YOU ASK!!!

Good luck!   

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