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Old 12-18-2016, 06:07 AM   #21
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How do you save so much money when your monthly budget is:
Total $3623

But your income is:
Job Income = $4308 per month

Doesn't seem like a huge amount to be stashing away every month/year.


I make maybe $769 a week (Roughly $40k per year) and have very few expenses like:
Rent $450 every other month (have GF)
Electricity $100 per month
Car insurance $80 per month
Food $200 every other month (have GF)
Gas $$75 per month
Misc items $100 per month

And STILL have a hard time saving $20k per year. What are your secrets? I life a gift-less life.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:57 AM   #22
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How do you save so much money when your monthly budget is:
Total $3623





I make ... have very few expenses like:
Rent $450 every other month (have GF)


Food $200 every other month (have GF)



What are your secrets? I life a gift-less life.
His secret was already revealed.....HE IS SINGLE.
GFs is expensive, WIVES is expensive, too.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:51 PM   #23
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When I list my job income, this is my take home pay after taxes and after maxing out my 401k contributions at $18,000 per year. I also get 5% matching on my 401k. I've been maxing out my 401k each year since 2003.
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Old 12-24-2016, 09:49 PM   #24
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Good Job!

I wish I was getting $400k in gifts!
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Old 12-25-2016, 03:12 AM   #25
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I figure I should mention that if I'm going to be honest here.

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Good Job!

I wish I was getting $400k in gifts!
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Old 12-25-2016, 03:15 AM   #26
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I do have a girlfriend and she seems to like the simple things in life as well. About half of our dates involve Chick-Fil-A or mall food courts. We only go to a proper sit-down restaurant about once a month.

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His secret was already revealed.....HE IS SINGLE.
GFs is expensive, WIVES is expensive, too.
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