A few ?s for those SAHM's

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A few ?s for those SAHM's
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Thu, 06-25-2009 - 10:08am

I'm considering staying at home but have a few questions for those of you that do.


Approximately how much does your significant other make that enables you to stay home?

Can it be done with only


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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 4:27pm

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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 4:40pm

<<It's only about lifestyle if enough is coming in in the first place.>>


Exactly.


FWIW, I never understood what's wrong with using both incomes of the dual wohp family if there are two incomes received through

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 4:43pm

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PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 7:54pm

"IMO/E,the cost to live varies among families not areas."


The cost of living most defiantly varies among areas, there is no doubt about that. Maybe not different areas in the same town, but defianly

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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 7:59pm

I like the idea of putting your paycheck away and not using it for 6 months to see if you can survive on your DHs income only.


You might be able to do it, if you are extremely careful with your money and as frugal as you can be, you might do just fine. Good luck :)

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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 9:43pm

"IMO/E,the cost to live varies among families not areas.

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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 10:51pm
Not any more than income is.
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Tue, 06-30-2009 - 8:53am

HUh? This makes no sense.

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Registered: 03-23-2009
Tue, 06-30-2009 - 8:54am

"if family A nor B can afford a SAHP i would wonder what having "enough" means.

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Tue, 06-30-2009 - 10:12am
That's what we did for something like 8 years. Pretended we only had one income and saved/invested the rest.

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