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oonamas

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How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:56:11 am »
I try to stick to a pretty strict budget. On top of bills, and expenses we know we're going to have like groceries and gas, I give myself $200 extra a month for random purchases and things that come up. How much do you budget?

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 01:17:39 pm »
Wish i had 200 axtra a month/all of our money goes for bills,gas,240 on food,propane.im lucky if i have 10 to spent on myself

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 05:47:06 pm »
When we had a budget...... Need to get back to that lol.... My husband and I had $20 each every two weeks. We could use that for whatever we wanted but it usually got used on drinks and food since we had a small eating out budget lol

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 06:13:08 am »
My husband and I each have $40 twice a month (15th & 30th) to spend.

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 06:19:36 am »
I am not good on using a budget each month, I keep on borrowing from my little saving account.

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 06:33:59 am »
not very much  :( im doing good if i got 50 a month to spend

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 07:37:15 am »
I am not good on using a budget each month, I keep on borrowing from my little saving account.
That's not a good road to be on! LOL I know making and sticking to a budget is tough, but it is necessary if you want to stave off financial disaster. If you need help making a budget, Dave Ramsey has forms and advice that might help you: http://www.daveramsey.com/tools/budget-forms/  (I hope this link is OK, it is not a referral link). I listen to his show sometimes, and while a lot of it is geared to people with higher incomes, he does have a lot of good advice for everybody.
To answer the OP, I usually have about $15.00 to spend on extra things per week. But I don't always spend all of it, so then the next week I have more. I also save up my change, and turn it in when I need extra spending money.

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 08:15:24 am »
I'm on a pretty strict spending plan too (I read somewhere that saying the word budget implies lack of money and that's what you will continue to have) and I grant myself $20-50 pleasure money but after I buy my home in Texas I'll be able to allow much more.

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 08:47:04 am »
we have a budget I keep all receipts and put them in a book to see how much money we spend on what things in a month.

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012, 10:18:47 am »
I don't budget for random expenses at all, that's why I am online doing programs like Fusioncash so I don't need to. All the money I earn here and a few other places goes for retirement fun, since Social Security doesn't include enough for that. Last Monday I used a Groupon I had to take a cruise in the Columbia River Gorge and have lunch at the Dockside Cafe. I had the money sitting in PayPal, so when that deal came along I could grab it and make my fun money go twice as far.

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2012, 10:25:33 am »
It varies, but right now money's pretty tight, so not much in the way of spending money.

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2012, 10:26:51 am »
I don't budget for random expenses at all, that's why I am online doing programs like Fusioncash so I don't need to. All the money I earn here and a few other places goes for retirement fun, since Social Security doesn't include enough for that. Last Monday I used a Groupon I had to take a cruise in the Columbia River Gorge and have lunch at the Dockside Cafe. I had the money sitting in PayPal, so when that deal came along I could grab it and make my fun money go twice as far.

Old Buddy/Warren Contreras,

I emailed you over a week ago at your website and you never replied to my request to join your website. Is your site down? Are you no longer accepting registration requests?
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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2012, 10:32:08 am »
I don't budget for random expenses at all, that's why I am online doing programs like Fusioncash so I don't need to. All the money I earn here and a few other places goes for retirement fun, since Social Security doesn't include enough for that. Last Monday I used a Groupon I had to take a cruise in the Columbia River Gorge and have lunch at the Dockside Cafe. I had the money sitting in PayPal, so when that deal came along I could grab it and make my fun money go twice as far.

Old Buddy/Warren Contreras,

I emailed you over a week ago at your website and you never replied to my request to join your website. Is your site down? Are you no longer accepting registration requests?

That's about the time I was fishing in Alaska, so it could have been lost. Email is not the best method of communication at best, so you could try again or use Skype for better results. Thanks for trying.

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2012, 10:48:19 am »
my spending money budget changes every month. my other bills and necessities dictate how much spending money I have for myself. So depending on the current state of my affairs will determine how much I will have to spend on me.

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Re: How Much Spending Money Do You Budget Each Month?
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2012, 11:03:10 am »
Thanks for reminding me about budgets I hope to retire in four years so I need to get with it.

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