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how much can i pay in rent

Anonymous
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Dh income is around $4000. Without rent including gas and food an mic. Everything adds up to $2500 a month .

we are moving but dh doesn't want to pay over $900 a month. I can find that but only in one area and dh says that is to far. it adds an extra 30 minutes drive to and from work. So in order to get closer we will have to pay more.

But I don't want to be paycheck to paycheck anymore . Now our income id normally $4000 but can range between $35-4500 monthly.

What do you think . I think we can manage $1000 and still have enough to start a savings.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:43 PM
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Bluerose1482
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:44 PM

Take home or gross?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:45 PM
Take home. Gross is normally $1100-1400 give or take a few, weekly

Quoting Bluerose1482:

Take home or gross?

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:45 PM
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Bluerose1482
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:48 PM

What are you including in 'everything'?   If $2500 covers everything you need, except for housing, then $1000 is probably doable.  That would leave you $500/month savings.  It really depends on how inclusive your everything is.


youngstepmom512
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:49 PM
When my husband and I were contemplating uping rent I did a chart of all our bills with his minimal pay for five months and as I looked at it I realize we still had a cushion and were able to up our rent try doing something like that
myempyreofdirt
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:50 PM
An extra $100 is doable. Most people can cut that out of their expenses. Take a look at what you're spending on groceries and household stuff. Cutting out name brands and shopping sales can bring that down some. Eating out less, conserving gas in your car, etc. I'm not sure what your lifestyle is, so those are just General examples.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:51 PM

You would need to calculate utilities and rental insurance as well. 

thenameshailie
by Emerald Member on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:52 PM
You'd be spending g that $100 in gas anyway
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:53 PM
You could afford it if everything besides rent is $2500. That would leave yal $500 to save.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 10, 2015 at 6:54 PM
1/3 of the income.
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