People seem to have a strange concept of money, and in another thread people had a hard time believing I lived on my own for 2 years on only $1400 a month, so I decided to make this post to show people how to live on a budget.
I moved out of my parents house when I graduated high school at 18, I had a decent job making $1400 a month after taxes. I owned a Honda that was paid off already, no need for a car payment at 18.
Here is a Breakdown of my Expenses:
1bd Apartment Rent - $410
Electricty - $40-$60
Cable/Internet - $80
Gas - $100
Cell Phone $60
Liability Car Insurance - $75
Food - $120-$150
Total: ~$935/month in Expenses
I had over $400 a month for a "entertainment" budget, most of the time I put money in savings, bought new clothes, or bought weed/beer with my leftover cash.
Sure this may not be possible in states like CA and NY, but there is no excuse for anyone not to be able to learn to budget their money.
Thread: Guide to Living on $1400 a Month