Monthly expenses going up

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Registered: 10-01-2008
Monthly expenses going up
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 3:58pm

Once again just because they can, they dd it.


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus

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Registered: 08-24-2007
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 5:34pm
I feel for you Norma and I totally agree that the cable should stay -- dollar for dollar, cable is the cheapest entertainment out there.

When I am in this type of situation, I try to find ways to shave small amounts from other categories. For example, I'll shave $10 from the food budget and $2 from my makeup sinking fund and $3 from the cell phone (it's pay per use, so I just use it less). Not sure if that helps you....!


empty purse

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Registered: 07-24-2001
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 8:04pm

Oh I so hear ya about the cable stuff.

GAWD are they ever irritating.

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Registered: 10-02-2011
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 9:14pm

I feel your pain, Norma, because I know you can feel mine: my internet bill just doubled. That means $35 more per month. (The lower rate was a promotional discount.) I'm going to figure out where those $35 are going to come from. Maybe I'll eat less meat.

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 4:49pm

Oh Norma, how I know!

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Registered: 12-25-2008
Sat, 02-04-2012 - 8:05pm

I know what you mean.