I took a $20,00 pay cut when I left a FT job I was miserable at (12 hour night shifts with terrible/unsupportive management, no growth opportunities, and moderately adjacent to the field I wanted to be in but not the actual work I wanted to be doing) to take a PT position that was 100% what I wanted to be doing for a really respected agency and a great environment. Financially it was tough but doable, and I was far and above happier. The move also set me up for better positions in the field I wanted to be in.
@ATF I'm with you. I'm a little scared to see that total tally looking me in the face....
@nell "professionally feminine women" adlfajdklasjdf I love this so much. I too suffer from those anxieties and leave hair appointments feeling like a complete caveman because I'm not using four different products. Sephora makes me feel the same way. Maybe thinking of them as professionally feminine women will make me feel better about the situation; I'm just an amateur feminine woman!
$40/month for internet split between two people, and $7.99 for Netflix, which I pay for. We don't have cable, so my total comes out to $28/month.
I pay $52/month with Sprint. Unlimited voice, data, and text. I'm on a family plan with my brother and a good friend.
@wendyleigh Seconding what Wendy Leigh says. I think the biggest key is to be wise about which ones you go to. If you go to every wedding you get invited to, you'll come to hate them. As much as possible just go to the ones where you're genuinely excited for the couple and won't be upset if you only see them for five minutes because its about showing up to show your support anyway. The weddings that you go to because you're obligated to go to (cousin, etc.) are what ruins the fun. Those weddings of couples that shouldn't be getting married though....those are the absolute worst.
@juniorbizarre It's actually AAA! With having the bare bones package, a handful of discounts, and the yearly mileage calculated before I started commuting so much, it worked out to be a really good deal for me.
@Panamanda Also I feel like I should explain that I totally know I'm a part of the problem, but I'm full of excuses. I probably won't move closer to work until things turn full-time and thus my salary increases, and public transportation would literally triple my commute time.
About $225 a month on gas. And about $40 a month on insurance. I drive everywhere, and my commute is about 25 miles each way. SO also lives about 30 miles away, as do a lot of my friends. Yaaaaay Los Angeles.
@Mae They're banned here in Long Beach as well, and I second this completely. I frequently forget my reusable bags, so end up with quite a few ten-cent paper bags, which then get used for my trash or recycling (so...no complaints about that part either!). There were a lot of complaints when it was first enacted, but after a month or two it seems everyone got on board.