May. 4th, 2009 09:48 pm
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[ profile] luxcanon said:
I'm pretty sure we don't have to be scared of Litch until they take his teevee away.

It's time to be scared then. I took my dvr/cable box back to time warner this morning and reduced myself to just internet feed from them. It's mostly about expense control, I really like TV and find is valuable (when I can control it through a dvr) but it's not a necessity. This cuts my cable bill from ~$120/mo to ~$50/mo.

So my next set of bills should look like:
Mortage: $650
Cable: $50
MUD (Water, Sewer, Garbage): $25
Phone: $55
Insurance: $165
Electric: $105 (based on last 4 years average june bill, but possibly lower because of frugality)
Gas: $25
Motorcycle: $220

Comes out to $1300/mo
Throw in gas & food and that's probably 1500.

I usually make between $200-$500 at raak, if I could find a part time minimum wage job I might pull another 500/mo which still leaves me short. I'm probably going to have to give the bike back to the bank (which sucks, since it's the most reliable form of transportation I have and will bump up my truck's gas bill) But I just might be able to make it if I can squish out food.

Crap I forgot the dogs. At least $50/mo for their food. But since I don't have even a part time minimum wage job yet it's all academic).

people have said they want to help Below is a paypal donation button. If you can help, please contribute to sustaining me and my dogs. Should I become gainfully employed again I will pay you back when I can and pay forward an equal amount to others in need.

Date: 2009-05-05 09:56 am (UTC)
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Come eat supper and bring home a stack of reading material, I have a shit ton of scifi

Date: 2009-05-05 10:38 am (UTC)
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why is phone so high? any chance of being able to reduce that somehow? (I know 25 is a drop in the bucket, but 25 here and there adds up)

also, electric. nice thing about living alone is you can probably keep yourself in the coolest room of the house, block the windows, and turn the thermostat up. I'd suggest turning it up a tad everyday to see how hot you can stand it.

sucks about the bike :( but between food and 2nd vehicle, food would win. Any chance of getting any money out of the bike? Like selling it and having some left over?

Date: 2009-05-05 01:26 pm (UTC)
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I have the cheapest phone plan sprint offers. I've considered switching to a pay-as-you-go service but I've been using phone a lot lately with the part time long distance relationship I'm involved in so I'm using quite a few minutes.

I haven't turned my A/C on yet this season, once it becomes necessary we'll see how hot I can stand it. I've lived with minimal A/C before (remember the house on Evans) but I'm older and fatter.

Bike is still upside down, at best I'll break even. I don't really consider it a second vehicle, more like 1.25 vehicle (figure truck is only .75 vehicle considering the shape it's in and the bike's half a vehicle).


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