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  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Budget/Bills help
« on: October 02, 2018, 07:46:39 AM »
I have looked around but haven't found what I wanted yet. Can someone please post your monthly budget breakdown a simple down and dirty please. Thanks. I have looked through the forum cant seem to find what I need.


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Re: Budget/Bills help
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 08:01:01 AM »
Most of the posts in the Case Studies area will have budgets included. You can look at those but again, like we are already telling you on the other thread you started, none of those are likely to mean anything to you because everyone’s situation is wildly different. The more effective thing to do would be to post your own case study and get feedback.


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Re: Budget/Bills help
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 08:18:58 AM »
There really is no one-size-fits-all budget. Expenses vary a lot based on family size, location, and other details.

I've posted our annual expenses in my journal. We spent a little over $30k last year (two adults, no kids). This year will be a lot higher for various reasons. I agree with ysette that you should post a case study if you want budget assistance.


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Re: Budget/Bills help
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 12:36:56 PM »
I could post mine, but I can't see how they could possibly be helpful to you since:

We most likely do not live in the same state/region, meaning different cost of living
I am single, you are not
I am childless, you are not
We have different incomes (and different streams of income)
We have different wants, needs, and goals[/li][/list]

This is why you're having a hard time getting people to post their monthly bills -- because it will be an apples to oranges situation. That being said, pretty much every thread in the Case Study section contains exactly what you're asking for: the original poster goes through and posts their income, savings, expenses, and net worth. This includes a breakdown of monthly bills.