I'd say averaging about $100 a week for two people including wine/beer and almost never eating out. We pretty much only shop at Trader Joe's or it would be more. Some weeks are $80, some are $120, so $100 per weeks sounds about right. Last week I think we spent $140, but that was unusually high because we had some people over for a BBQ.
They're banned here in Santa Cruz, and if you want a paper bag, it's 10 cents. So I just always have a reusable bag in my purse. I don't really mind it. A lot of older people complain, but I think if they had done stuff like this when they were my age, global warming wouldn't have accelerated so much. So yeah..reusable bags!
I got my current job on linked in - the only place they advertised for it - and it's a great job!
I've always heard don't spend more than a third on housing, but most people who aren't making a lot spend way more than that. Because where I live is expensive, I was only able to get rid of roommates when I moved in with my (now) spouse. It's not cheaper, but it's more pleasant. I think it's totally worth it - just sounds like you might need to cut back in other places like cable and the gym. I got a roku which has Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime and have all the tv I could want with that combo which is pretty cheap. The gym in my opinion is kind of a waste, unless it's really cheap or something cause you can always exercise in other ways. Maybe you can cut back on groceries or something too, and then buy an Etsy mug every now and again.
ugh, agree with the other commenters. this is so rude and tacky! if you can't afford to pay for the people you're inviting to your wedding, then have a smaller or cheaper wedding.
darn, i'm gonna be in NY next week, i wish it was then! happy birthday!
100% what Mike said. Take the job! Your life will be easier and it will put you in a better position to get that job you love in your field. It's really hard to find a job these days even when you already have one, and employers don't like to hire people straight out of college because they're perceived as inexperienced. That one year commitment could open a lot of doors for you down the road. I am a mid-senior level experienced worker and it just took me 11 months to find a new job. Even if you start looking as soon as you get hired, it could be that long before the 'right' job comes alone.
I did THREE things today: dealt with my old 401K, switched my billing plan on my fax account (had to call them and navigate a horrible phone tree) and switched the credit card so it gets billed to the org I volunteer for instead of me.