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Your largest expense each month.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Bisi, Jan 25, 2012.

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  1. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

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    Just got back from the grocery store, I think that is the first time I've been there this year. I got to thinking about how much I spend on food. Not much, compared to the other things that consume my money. I know my situation is different than most, as I grow a lot of things in my own garden, but what I spend on food is way down the list. Food! The most important thing to sustain life, doesn't even crack the top 5. My biggest expenses each month.

    1. taxes

    2. insurance - over a $1000 per month

    3. gasoline

    4. essential utilities - electric/gas heat

    5. luxury utilities - cable, phone, internet

    6. house repair and upkeep,

    Then there is shooting, hobbies, then comes food.

    I didn't include the house because it is paid for, maybe I should include the taxes and insurance on the house under housing??

    The essential things we need for survival: food, clothing, shelter, come in way behind paying for government, and paying for protection from lawyers (insurance).

    I don't know what that says about this country. It could be a good thing or a bad thing. Good in that this country produces enough food that it is cheap, or bad in that it takes more to sustain government than your very survival.
     
  2. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Property taxes. - Not even close.
     
  3. Bisi

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    stokinpls, I say I own my own home, but really I don't, I'm just renting it from the county. Property taxes are now higher than the orginial mortage payment.
     
  4. ounce-n-3/8s

    ounce-n-3/8s TS Member

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    My 16 year old son's appetite. He's killing me!
     
  5. capulona

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    Thanks you for posting this - I never really thought about it, so I took an accounting of last month's bills:

    Mortgage: $2431
    Food & Booze, including eating out and drinking: $2576

    I must be doing something right?
     
  6. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Taxes IRS, Sales, Property, state. Taxes
     
  7. GW22

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    My wife.

    She's worth it though.

    -Gary
     
  8. John Thompson

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    Ditto to GW
     
  9. NMULTRARUNNER55

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    1. Income taxes

    2. College tuition x 2

    Steve Nunley
    Albuquerque, NM
     
  10. LUGNUTZ426

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    BOOZE,GOOD CIGARS, HOOKERS, HUNTING SAFARIS, ALIMONY PAYMENTS

    I WISH!

    ACTUALLY, COLLAGE TUITION,PROPERTY TAXES,INSURANCE.
     
  11. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Insurance...health,car, homeowners, life...and they all have no problem taking my money, but giving any back to me is a laugh
     
  12. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Good answer GW. I feel the same but mine is low maintenence just let her go to the Casino once or twice a week and she is happy.
    Really though, the house, even though it is paid off with all the related items that go with owning a house such as taxes, gas, elec, insurance, and upkeep the house in definately the biggest expense. Mike.
     
  13. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    kind of interesting that "saving for retirement" isn't cracking anyone's list....

    1. taxes
    2. savings for retirement
    3. utilities (for me that includes all "monthly" payments...so gas, elec, water, insurance, newspaper, cable, etc etc etc)
    4. entertainment (includes shooting)
    5. food
     
  14. shannon391

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    IRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. oskerspap12

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    My biggest expense is trap shootin',reloadin' components,pumpin' gas,and keepin' Osker fed.......not necessarily in that order.

    Smoke 'em all

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  16. lots of 24's

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    a famous soccer player once said ...."I spent most of my money on booze, birds, and fast cars.....the rest I just squandered." (George Best, 1969)
     
  17. 4EVRYOUNG

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    I was think HotWheels and High heels, Then stupid things like a houses and utilities.
     
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    Viagra
     
  19. copper

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    1st Food 2nd health Ins 3rd internet phone TV combo, trap shooting is second place recently me and wife do food shopping every Saturday I am always shocked at cost for just two of us
     
  20. Barry C. Roach

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    taxes and insurance
     
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