@calamity Sometimes my "check" to my parents is actually groceries or buying something for my younger sis when we're out and about.
$40 at Tmobile (well, to my parents, technically) - $10 for my family plan line + $30 for unlimited data. Since I pretty much only text & use data, it was way cheaper to do this than get my own plan. I did pay just about full price for my Galaxy S3 when I upgraded from my dumb phone in Oct, though.
My mom & dad finally took a long-delayed trip to Ireland last month and, three days before, my mother was on the internet trying to draw up wills and texting me with questions: Does it matter if I put the order of [x] differently on your dad's than on mine? Do I need to indicate something about our digital property? What's digital property?
I ride a 250cc scooter, walk, & take the train to visit my family about once a month. $20-30 on gas (usually closer to $20 unless I go out of town) + $10 for the train (one way, since they drive me back) = $40 max, under $30 on average.
Even sharing a house with someone else, my rent in Orange County (CA) 39% of my monthly take-home pay (although it's only 26% of my yearly salary, thanks to deductions & our pay schedule). It would be more if my landlord made us pay the homeowners association dues. And then there's the 17-23% of my paycheck that goes to student loans...
@stuffisthings I pay 39% of take-home on rent. When I rent privately, my landloards have only ever really cared about my ability to pay the first month’s rent and security deposit. When I lived in an apartment community, they took my roommate & my income together to qualify us. I think a lot of landlords in areas like this recognize that cost of living is high, so the “rent multiplier” is lower.
Ack. Site ate my comment. Basically, I would say find a cheap frame online but buy your mattress at a physical store. It's so important to try things out, talk to the sales folks (as long as they're not too pushy), AND you can figure out the whole delivery/set up situation. Also, a cheap frame/bed is fine, but don't get too chintzy with your mattress. I don't know that $200 all in will get you something you'll be happy with.
@Beezus JURASSIC PARK IN IMAX! That's what we're doing, too! No children in our group, so pre-show drinks are definitely on the table.
Last weekend was a lot less expensive than I anticipated, but this one will probably make up for it. A friend is coming into town for a Jurassic Park IMAX 3-D Extravaganza, so here's what I'm anticipating: $5 - snacks and drinks for Sat morning hike $18 - movie tickets (the only place that's showing it is Downtown Disney so...yeah) $5 - movie snacks $20-30 - drinks at Downtown Disney tiki bar $30 - lunch and dinner Sat + breakfast Sun Drinks and food could turn out to be more, seeing as I've never been to this bar and have no idea where we're eating. So, let's say under $100 for the weekend?