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If you are NOT on any type of assistance *edit*

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How do you do it? Do both of you work? Does one work and make so much money you have enough to pay all your bills? Seems like it is soooo hard to live without getting some money from the state or something to help.  

I love hearing the spirit of so many of you. The stories of financail difficulties and the work youve done to make it work on your own. I love it. Thank you for sharing, it has been ispiring.  And i have never been on any pa, my husband makes an ok living, and we live within our means. Kind of my point with the post. Glad to see so many positives, not, yeah, i dont know how you do it either.

Posted by Anonymous on May. 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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Mrs.Vallo
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM

My husband works, We have a budget and we make sure that Rent, utilities, and car is paid for first everything else is extra. 

Elle.tea.22
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM
I have a job that pays very well and I'm a reservist. I have benefits from both side, he works. He has no debt or student loans. My debt is less than a thousand in credit cards. I pay it off and rack it up again. Our cars are payed off. We have investments, 401k and other retirement plans (yet no plans for retirement if that makes sence :P) I'm working on a second degree just because I always wanted to and the army is paying for it. My house is payed and rented out, I'm paying for my apartment now but I might be done sooner since my parents were talking of splitting their house and moving in with my grandma.

My mom always says "he who hits first, hits harder" So I was very agressive in school, took on more than I thought I could, networked the whole way, and was already working 2 weeks after I graduated. Being in the army and batting school out of the way was the only way I could afford what I want and how I want it.
mcginnisc
by *Claire-Bear* on May. 5, 2012 at 3:12 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

alot of the women say there husbands work enough to support them....... what is enough?  i know its a personal question but you can go anon.  my dh makes about $1600 a month, I make only about $700/mo we are on housing assistance right now they pay about
$500 of our rent and we get about $1000 in fs.  so just to make it each month on our own we would need to make

$900 for rent, $200 for electric, $120 for insurance, $100 for cable phone internet, $150 for cell phone and about $1000 for food. And thats not to mention daily gas needs, medical, etc.  We would probably need to make about $3200 a month just to be off of assistance.

how do you guys do it? 

Are all of you living comfortably without assistance college graduates?  That was never an option for dh and I so this is what we have to do to get buy.

My dh makes 6 figures and it is enough to pay all the bills on time, 2 kids in private school, and extracurricular activities. Both of us are college graduates- Dh has a Masters and I have a Culinary degree although I am a SAHM now. 

Claire

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colbys_mom
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2012 at 3:13 PM

 we both have full time jobs. but we do fine. we can go out and buy something if we need it.

coffeeluva
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM


Quoting coleysmama:

My husband works and makes enough to support us.


Elayna90
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2012 at 3:18 PM
We pay $750 in rent. Roughly $400/mo on groceries and can do with much less. We eat no red meat or dairy products and my grandparents have a huge garden. As long as I help them tend it, I can have anything I want from it. We pay $110 for our cable and internet. $70 for our phones. $85/mo car insurance. Electric runs about $100 and water about $30. With gas and whatnot we can do it on $2000 with a little room for movement. My husband brings home about $2500/no but we also have income from the restaurant.

I am a college graduate and have never used my degree. I got an offer but I had just found out I was pregnant. My husband however never even graduated high school.


Quoting Anonymous:

alot of the women say there husbands work enough to support them....... what is enough?  i know its a personal question but you can go anon.  my dh makes about $1600 a month, I make only about $700/mo we are on housing assistance right now they pay about
$500 of our rent and we get about $1000 in fs.  so just to make it each month on our own we would need to make


$900 for rent, $200 for electric, $120 for insurance, $100 for cable phone internet, $150 for cell phone and about $1000 for food. And thats not to mention daily gas needs, medical, etc.  We would probably need to make about $3200 a month just to be off of assistance.


how do you guys do it? 


Are all of you living comfortably without assistance college graduates?  That was never an option for dh and I so this is what we have to do to get buy.

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PCmomma115
by on May. 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I work and get child support, it's not much, but it's enough to get by,

lunabella79
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2012 at 3:23 PM
Both DH and I work full time. It would be almost impossible to live on Long Island with only one income. I'm a HS teacher and make $80,000/year. DH is a truck driver and makes $40000 before overtime. I wish i had the option to be a SAHM, but I carry the insurance through my job so it would never work without me working. On the plus side, I have the same schedule as my kids. I'm home all Summer and have all the school vacations. I take them off the bus and I'm able to do he with the etc.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 38 on May. 5, 2012 at 3:26 PM
We both work. We've been married almost 19 years and never been on any PA.
r_trent
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 3:27 PM

My husband works I stay home with our kids who go to headstart part-time. He makes enough to cover our bills and grocerys but not much of anything else. But looking at the cost of child care in our area this is the best option for us.

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