How much disposable income do you spend a month? [Poll]

posted 6 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What's Spending Money on an Average Month
    $500-$750 : (27 votes)
    33 %
    $750-$1000 : (8 votes)
    10 %
    $1000-$1250 : (11 votes)
    14 %
    $1250-$1500 : (3 votes)
    4 %
    $1500-$1750 : (3 votes)
    4 %
    $1750-$2000 : (11 votes)
    14 %
    $2000-$2500 : (7 votes)
    9 %
    $2500-$3000 : (3 votes)
    4 %
    $3000+ : (8 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 31
    Member
    949 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    LilliV : when my nieces were in daycare it was almost a college tuition.   (They have 3 kids though)

    Post # 32
    Member
    7879 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    oceangirl40 :  we’re gearing up to do an embryo transfer this summer and 2 in daycare at a time is our max. IF we go for a third kid it will have to be once the oldest hits kindergarten. My one kid is $20k a year. It’ll be just over $37k when we add the second!  ::barf::

    Post # 33
    Member
    2527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I budget us around 1000-1200 a month, that’s split between groceries, car gas, gym membership for my husband, eating out money and household/misc expenses. However, lately we’ve been going over budget ugh. 

    Post # 35
    Member
    7879 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    stillnothing :  the advice I give all TTCers (and that I did myself) is “pay” daycare to a separate savings account so you get used the expense before you’re even pregnant. Bonus is that you’ll then have start up money for baby stuff! Or if you’re unlucky like we were you take some of it to run off to Europe and gorge yourself on all the pregnancy no-no foods before trying IVF lol. 

    Post # 37
    Member
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2019

    We actually spend a bit less than $500 on non-bills in an average month. We don’t eat out much, don’t drink, there’s not much to pay to do around here. We don’t buy clothes often either. If we’re paying for travel of course that goes way up but that’s not an average month. I was a poor single mom for many years and just got used to living without buying much and have kept it close to the same way now. We’re somewhat of minimalists too so we don’t buy too much “stuff” besides the essentials. 

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