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How many of you actually get paid from your job and put money aside for savings before you pay bills?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Jul. 8, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • SAHM here. Only income is the 50K that my husband makes. We save FIRST, pay bills and living expenses and then SAVE some MORE! It's not easy living on rice and beans and beans and rice, but we rather do that and have a savings vs. not doing that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • uh no the bills always seem to come first
    cara124

    Answer by cara124 at 12:49 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • I do, pay yourself first. Of course, we have enough to cover the bills.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • our money goes straight from the paycheck into our retirement funds and the college funds for the kids before we ever even see it. it's the first thing taken out. we always have money left for bills but not always money left for fun stuff.
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 1:13 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • I agree with cara
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 12:50 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • We do. My paycheck is put towards the mortgage and the rest goes into savings. DH covers the other bills and expenses.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:55 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • Nope, I pay the bills first, b/c sometimes I barely have enough to cover those.
    Bubbie0809

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 12:58 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • I put $200 into the girls college fund from every paycheck (i get paid once a month, yes, it sucks) DH's paycheck covers bills
    zoejains_momma

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 1:02 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • Bills come first here. The only people I know who are able to put into savings first make a lot more money than we do.
    wildflowers25

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 1:04 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

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