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****EDIT**** Family of 4, $3200/mo

Anonymous
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So I am just curious to see.. who could make it work?

We currently have been living off DHs income alone. I will be adding at least $1100/mo after taxes.



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I truly do not understand why people are so hateful about this subject.

This is our expense list:
Rent- $1100
Car Payment - $175
Car Insurance - $235
Cell Phones - $150
Groceries - $250-300
Gas - $200-300
Power- $100
Water - $50
Garbage - $45

Totals up to $2225. DF did side work and paintings to make up.

We are not on assistance aside from the kids medical. DD will be on my insurance plan with me and DSS on DHs.

We will be putting at least $500 away a month for a second car. And our "official" wedding next summer :)
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:44 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM
That's us before taxes and we struggle
lovemymini
by Emerald Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:47 PM

We could make it work, but only if we really downsized. I wouldn't be a SAHM though.  We'd have to cut out A LOT.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:47 PM

If I didn't have my car payment, and we cut back on "extras", we probably could squeak by.

jenerica.
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:47 PM
We wouldn't starve, but that would suck.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:47 PM
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I make a family of 4 with an income of $2200/mo. work.

I think I could probably handle $3200. 

Edit: I also don't recieve foodstamps or wic.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:47 PM
We could if we ABSOLUTELY had to but currently, we could not.
TisHerself
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Could we make it? Probably.

Would I want to? Definitely not. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM
We couldn't. We are a family if 3 on $5500 and it's tight.
jsmommy1984
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM
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That's how much our monthly bills are each month...could not make it work.
krusesbaby
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM
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Were about to be a fam of 6 living on 3200

No cable, no internet, just cell phones, make our laundry detergent, mortgage is 643.00 plus van payment and insurance and utilities.

Depends on the cost of living in your area. I am in Iowa.
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