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$2,000 a month?

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:48 AM
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Is it possible to live off $2,000 a month?

by on Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:48 AM
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michiganmom116
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Depends on what your mortgage/rent is and also on auto loans/insurance costs.  We did it for many years with 5 kids.

virginiamama71
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 10:05 AM

 In my area only if someone can find someone to rent for less than $1000.

oddfox
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 1:33 PM

Assuming this is after tax income. Depends on where you live. How you live. Do you need a vehicle? How high is car insurance? Renter's insurance? Rent/utilities? If you need a good school district or you plan to home or cyber school. Food costs. Can you garden? Are there thrift stores nearby with inexpensive clothing/furniture? If you have good resources available, then yes.

BostonMomma08
by Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 1:37 PM
There's no way we could, our mortgage is over 3/4 of that, and our car payment is $410 a month, so mortgage and car would take that entire thing. When I was single I made around that and was able to survive but my rent was only $750, I had no car payment, DS got a daycare steipend because I was in school, and I we had state health insurance and food stamps...
Jennanonymous
by Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 1:47 PM
We did with a toddler and baby a few years ago. Paid cash for an 80s mobile home so we just paid $200 lot rent a month. We were debt free back then. Our lot rent, utilities, phones, car pmt and car insurance totaled under $800/mo. We did not have health insurance, used emergency savings, and kids qualified for an insurance card through the state. We also received WIC which helped with the grocery bill. Gosh I miss those days.

We moved two yrs later and fell into the American Dream trap and now have 92k in debt.
spitfire06
by Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 1:52 PM
We live off of less
AJsMom81507
by Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 1:53 PM

where i live NO way NO how

my mtg alone with taxes and insurance is $3000

most rents in my area are at least $2500+ with NOTHING included


Alieda
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 1:53 PM

If you make every penny count you can do so but it is very hard to do so. 

Southernmom924
by New Member on Feb. 18, 2015 at 1:55 PM

If you live in the deep South, yes.


MamaSarah1104
by on Feb. 18, 2015 at 1:59 PM
Not around here we couldn't. Our rebt is $2150 and the cheapest one bedroom apartment in the area is $1200 but 1 bedroom isn't soleyhing if want to do with 3 kids.
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