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Budget thread v 10K how much money do you have left over each month after bills

Old 07-01-06, 07:01 PM
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Budget thread v 10K how much money do you have left over each month after bills

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about $1308 net income, yeah I'm poor. anyone need a roommate, sorry Bando not you

steady bills.obviously more if I go crazy on the DVDs


house $430-shack
water $25 cheap
electricity $65
DirecTV $55- just the basic plus Tivo survice
phone-$55 -99.9% local calls
internal $32
auto insurance $41.50 (paid at about 250 for 6 months) the one advantage of driving a '94 Ford POS
misc $150-includes gasoline, DVDs, clothes, other crap
food- $230- oatmeal for breakfast, chips,sandwhiches, and orange and water for lunch then regular dinner really knock down the costs
medical /dental insurace is subtraced from my gross income per week to arrive at my net so that's why I don't include it here
so after a typical month I have left over about $224.50 or $51.81 / week


to figure it up (per week) figure you monthly costs

monthly costs * 12= yearly costs/ 52= weekly costs

damn I feel worse knowing how poor I am

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Not much; I'm a grad student.

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$8k and change take-home. Bills are much less, even w/mortgage.
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had a good month. in June i paid myself about $12,000. i have about $2,000 to $2500 in expenses -- rent, bills, etc. -- each month. so these are good times i'm living. going freelance and starting my own company were the best decisions i ever made.
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$8k and change take-home. Bills are much less, even w/mortgage.
What kind of a doc are you?

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had a good month. in June i paid myself about $12,000. i have about $2,000 to $2500 in expenses -- rent, bills, etc. -- each month. so these are good times i'm living. going freelance and starting my own company were the best decisions i ever made.
Wow! If you don't mind me asking, what line of work are you in and do you need an assistant?

For me, it would break down as follows:

$320 rent ($250 at the end of August)
$100 bills (my portion of the bills; they're split three ways)
$100-$150 in gas (depends on what days of the month I fuel up on)
$125 in food
$100 in miscellaneous (eating out, DVDs, movies, etc.)
$50 auto insurance

Total: about $750-$800 a month. If I work 40 hours a week, I bring in about $230 a week, so that would leave me with about$120-$170 a month left over, which never seems to happen.
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Wow! If you don't mind me asking, what line of work are you in and do you need an assistant?
producer/editor of motion picture trailers, tv spots and DVD bonus material. and as for assistants, i have three!
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net about 2500 a month after taxes/medical/dental/retirement/union dues. pretty low considering my line of work & experience, but that's another topic.

450 rent/food
134 student loan
150 gas
100 parking
150 car insurance


approx 1000 total

approx 1500 left over.
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So, I'm a student at a college (studying to become a film producer), and I work two jobs.

One job provides me with free room and board (rent, 19 meals a week, high-speed internet and cable TV)

The other is a part-time job, which right now I work for about $750/month in take-home.

And I spend:
- $80/month food
- save $75/week ($300/month) towards video equipment (namely a GL2-type camera)
- $200/month entertainment (DVDs, Video Games, Electronics)

So all and all I save about $150-$200/month. However, I have very few expenses, and I'm even able to cancel my future college loans by paying directly to the university with my saved money. In fairness though, I work 30-40 hours a week at the paying job, and I am on call for 12-24 hours overnight for the other.
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What kind of a doc are you?

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Engineering PhD (see Dissertation thread). Reformed research scientist, now doing the patent attorney thing.
Ahh..O-tay. I read the thread, but I wasn't really attention to usernames.

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If I'm not saving $1500/mo I'm probably doing something wrong. i do something wrong 6/12 mos a year.
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Originally Posted by Cygnet74
producer/editor of motion picture trailers, tv spots and DVD bonus material. and as for assistants, i have three!
So then do you need a phone sex girl because I'm going back to work this fall....
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I don't really know, other than it is over $800/month. It has been a great year, but getting paid on commissions, every month is a little different. Haven't had a blank month yet, and had a few that were really wild. Whatever I make tends to be gravy. With rental income and my wife's income, all the bills are paid.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I don't really know, other than it is over $800/month. It has been a great year, but getting paid on commissions, every month is a little different. Haven't had a blank month yet, and had a few that were really wild. Whatever I make tends to be gravy. With rental income and my wife's income, all the bills are paid.
Did you factor in horse buying?
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Whoa. I feel like such a PIG compared to you guys.

Rent - $1000 (more like $850 if I would just BUY this place ... guff)
Cox (Phone/Internet/Cable) - $160
Electric - $50 to $130
Cell Phone (for me and four other people) - $125
Food - $300
Car - $410 ($950 starting anyday now ... going to buy an Audi A3)
Gas - $75
Insurance (Renters and Car) - $165
TOTAL: ~$2300

I'm self employed. It's been a few years now. In a bad month, $4000. And a good month, $6000-$8000. Would say I average around $5000.
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Originally Posted by Canadian Bacon
Did you factor in horse buying?
Fortunately, it has been a long time since a new one came around.
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left over money


I'm screwed.
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Fortunately, it has been a long time since a new one came around.
Dude...you just cursed yourself.

Watch....tomorrow....she'll come to you with TWO horses she wants.

Watch.

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Old 07-02-06, 10:37 PM
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Approximate monthly expenses:

House Payment + Insurance + Taxes = $2100 (a small place is SoCal ain't cheap)
Car + Insurance = $600
Other Bills = $600
Student Loans = $1100
Misc Expenses (food, gas, entertainment) = $600

Total, about $5k spent per month (seems to be quite alot compared to others here, maybe I need to cut back?), take home pay is around $6k per month and I have other income from side businesses that is highly variable.
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I make around $700 every two weeks.

Which puts me at ..

1,400 for the month (with NO OT)

Rent - $375

Car - $ 239

Insurance - $ 275

Electric - $ 20

Cable - $ 47

Water & Gas - $ 30

Phone - $ 54

Wife brings home around $600 extra a month , working part time.

So.. We usually have plenty left over, but we somehow manage to blow it.. Then again, we have two kids also. Kids go thru money fast.
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.....I have other income from side businesses that is highly variable.
Hey, I understand. Pimpin' Ain't Easy!!!

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Monthly net income: $1900 (excludes extra contributions to my retirement account which are made pre-tax)

Rent: $460 (I live in the 'hood ... )
Car Payment: $400 (includes extra principal-only payment to help retire ill-advised financing)
Light Bill: $112 (level pay)
Gas Bill: $53 (level pay)
Phone Bill: $135 (includes cell phone)
Auto Insurance: $115 (paid monthly)
Renters Insurance: $20 (paid monthly)
Prescription Medication: $75 (approximate monthly cost with RX mail-order plan)

Add to this about $100 per month for groceries, another $100 for gasoline, and about $100 for non-grocery items such as cat food and litter, toilet paper, soap, etc.

Holy schNikes. I guess I'm not as poor as I thought?
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