So my average is $190 per month according to Mint, and my partner spends about the same or maybe a little less (the old rule was that he bought when we ate out, I bought groceries, but that has slipped quite a bit since he quit his job and we don't eat out as much, plus the Costco card is his so that always ends up being a big chunk every month). I'm going to say it's an average of $85/week total.
I think I still don't understand why LinkedIn matters.
@Leila@twitter Yes! We haven't done it for a while but this weekend we made up for lost time by going to a LEGO ADVENTURE NIGHT at the children's museum, which was really, really excellent.
I was visiting family all weekend so my expenses were pretty minimal because my dad cooked every meal. $1.50 to buy a bag of popcorn for my 7-yo half-brother while we were having a Siblings Night Out on Saturday $23 + $5 tip last night on dinner for two once I got home. $2 on pinball at above dinner place Total: $31.50 but my car is running on fumes from the trip so I feel like I should add the $40 or so in gas that I'm going to get whenever I have a spare second.
My partner and I share a 2-bedroom apartment in Portland, OR and my half of the rent is 17.5% of my gross income, 26% of take home pay (in addition to tax I have other pre-tax witholdings like a 403(b), FSA, and health insurance premiums).
@@fo I just want to clarify that by The Olden Days I meant pre-1920, maybe? 1900? I feel like the increasing rate of technological/economic/social changes starting in the early 20th century has made already-silly generational categories increasingly arbitrary. For me personally, 9/11 is a big generation gap, but I also feel like there are plenty of other important ones. For example, I feel like there is a big difference between people my age (28) and those who grew up with high speed internet in their home, even though they are only a few years younger than me. Also people who graduated college after the economy tanked. And of course I'm extra touchy about generalizations about my cohort because I'm living it right now. We're all pretty used to it by now, and it's not like I fly into an uncontrollable rage when I see articles like this, but it is pretty exasperating. I also get frustrated when Gen X (or whoever) says "We had to put up with it, so now so do you." I like to dream of a time when we don't shit on our young people, but maybe that's just my entitled Millennial irrationality.
@@fo Well, obviously that too.
@EvanDeSimone Exactly. And I'm sure it was just as ridiculous when people were trying to describe Gen X as one homogenous group, but it's way more annoying now because the internet exists so now we get to hear about how terrible "we" are five hundred billion times a day.
@@fo I think in general generations are way too big. Maybe that made sense in the Olden Days when things didn't change this quickly, but the fact that there are people in my "generation" who don't remember 9/11 is kind of insane to me.
I got 30 seconds into this video and I'm already so embarrassed for him. Sheesh.