On How Much is Your Phone Bill Each Month?

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 10:04 am 0

On How Much is Your Phone Bill Each Month?

@calamity Sometimes my "check" to my parents is actually groceries or buying something for my younger sis when we're out and about.

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 10:04 am 0

On How Much is Your Phone Bill Each Month?

$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.

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 10:02 am 0

On Just In Case We Die It's All Settled OK Ciao!

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?

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm 0

On How Much Do You Spend on Transportation Each Month?

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.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 10:25 am 0

On What Percentage of Your Pay Do You Spend on Rent?

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...

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 9:55 am 0

On What Percentage of Your Pay Do You Spend on Rent?

@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.

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 9:45 am 0

On What'd You Spend On Your Bed? Like $200? Does That Sound Right?

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.

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@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.

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm 1

On Friday Estimate

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?

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm 0