he got one of those smart phones and it raised our cell bill to 200 a month. i didnt want a contract in the first place, i was happy with my prepaid cell and 2 of those combined was less than 100 a month. he whined and moaned to get the touch screen phone which was free when we (I) did the contract.(all the bills are in my name) we had the phones less than 6 months and he had to get a smart phone. i seen nothing wrong with the touch screen phones...i still have mine cause i have no use for anything fancy. ijust need it to call my mom and siblings, and its suffient for that. i tried talking to my dh about going down to the bare mimimum on the phones since we could use the home phone to call ppl. our home phone and internet is all one bill, and its cheaper to have both than internet by itself. we have wind stream so its unlimited local and long distance. and with cable i dont see the need to have over 200 channels when most are PPV, sports, or shopping crap. we would do fine with the $30 month plan which is extended basic, and the kids' cartoon channels are on that, which is all really watch anyways. as far as movies go id rather red box or just buy the movie, it would be hella lot cheaper, besides there seems never to be anything worth while on the movie channels and we end up redboxing or going to the library anyways. i want to buy a house(the housing market in my area has dropped emencly since all the factory closings so we now can get a house worth 90k for 59k. there is no way can save any money for anything if we dont down size our bills, if nothing else instead of buying i would like to get into a house with cheaper rent. i live in 1800 sq ft 3 bed 2 bath, 2 story town house with attached garage. we pay 600 a month, and in my area thats a LOT since some 4 bedroom house run 450 a month and a 3 bdrm 350...
he tells me its his money since he is the only one working and he can do whatever he wants with it, but he isnt looking at the bigger picture we spend over 2500 a month on bills and groc & and misc needed items, like cleaning stuff ect. there is no reason to spend that much every month. if he would let me downsize or cut some exspenses i could save us round about 500 a month, but he will not listen. any ideas?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:14 PM on Jun. 18, 2011 in Relationships
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