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What do you think about my bills?

Mortgage 1800
PG&E (average monthly) 268
Cellphone (2 iPhones on family plan) 190
Water 60
Cable + Internet + HBO 90
Health Insurance for family 200
Car Insurance for 2 cars 150
Credit Card (2) 100
Groceries (for a familyof 4) 800
*****My baby is on Nutramigen which costs $300 a month****
Gas for 2 trucks 100
Medical bills for my surgery $200


We both work so we can stay above water, but I would like to see how others are faring...We are in California and live in

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:06 PM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I think they're pretty reasonable. Is the gas amount for the two trucks a monthly bill? If it is, you must not drive much, lol. And you have great medical insurance.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:15 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Doesn't sound like much fun.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:16 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • WHY WOULD YOU PUT YOUR BUSINESS OUT THERE LIKE THAT.. PERSONALLY $1800 FOR HOUSING IS CRAZY!!
    r00j04j08

    Answer by r00j04j08 at 6:21 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Here's mine; I live in a Chicago suburb.
    Mortgage: 2200
    Electric : 220
    Natural Gas: between 200 & 300
    (business pays for cell, yay!)
    (don't have a water bill)
    Directv: 160 (would be less but DH HAS to have NFL pkg)
    (health insurance paid by business)
    Vehicle insurance for 2: paid in full for terms, 750 annual
    Credit Card(mine): balance at 2600, but we pay it in full every month
    Groceries for family of 4: anywhere from 800-1500, depending
    Gas: 300
    medical bills...so far 0, deductible met
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:23 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I must live in a slum as my mortgage is 600 a month for a good size home...AND 800 for groceries...ever heard of bargain shopping? I spend 350 for a family of 3 and have lots left over.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:26 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • That sounds very close to our bills, only I spend about $120 a week on groceries for our family of 4 (that includes diapers, cleaning products, toiletries, etc & I breastfeed instead of FF). We also have a car note that's $875 a month, but we have no credit card debt.

    I'm not sure why the PP thinks your mortgage is crazy. Our mortgage is $1875. Our house was $168,999 to purchase (totally reasonable for a house in this area), but we put it on a 15 year note.

    My husband makes $105,000 a year and I stay at home. Each month after our bills and expenses we have about $200 to $400 left over. The only thing that keeps us from losing our minds is knowing I have a bachelor's degree and can work if it's ever necessary.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Rent 535
    power 60-80
    Cellphone (family plan, 2 phones) 112
    Cable + Internet 80
    Health Insurance for DH and I (DS on childrens health through the state) 150
    Car Insurance 1 car 75
    Groceries (for a family of 3) 250
    Gas (DH has to do errands for work) 100
    Medical bills 200
    Student loans 160
    Other credit 100
    We live in a little university town on the eastern side of WA state.
    auroura

    Answer by auroura at 6:28 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Having a small mortgage is nothing to brag about. It might just mean you have it stretched out on a 30 year note.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:28 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • ...AND 800 for groceries...ever heard of bargain shopping? I spend 350 for a family of 3 and have lots left over.


    Maybe she doesn't HAVE to bargain shop. I don't buy pre-packaged food, canned food, and RARELY frozen (usually only frozen fruits or veggies). I buy the best ingredients and produce, mostly all natural and organic. To spend over 800 a month is NOTHING for me.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Having a small mortgage is nothing to brag about. It might just mean you have it stretched out on a 30 year note.

    That's right...I'm glad I make enough money to have a HUGE, beautiful house and it will be paid off in 6 years. I'm only 30! :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:32 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

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