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Old 12-23-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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Ill take the stress of choices over no choices any day of the week.

Having to be in a position of no choice is something i wish on no one having been there myself once in my life.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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Daniel Suelo lives without money. Check it out.

https://sites.google.com/site/livingwithoutmoney/
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:58 PM
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Location: New England
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A resent addition is the concept of spending what money you have on what you really need to get. ( I tend to horde money for food) Don't spend money on things you don't need.

This is a new concept?I'm not being mean but that's just common sense.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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Without a breakdown on just what his expenses are its hard to judge. I would think his/her hosuig is provided by another in that that alone would make a huge difference. That alos could mean other expenses are not personally paid.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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I sold my house in January and now save $1000/month at least.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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I have been living on $300 to $400 a month for the past 10 years. I paid off $11k worth of debt in that time. (Lump sums went against debts.) The more you pay down debt the more income you have to spend. A resent addition is the concept of spending what money you have on what you really need to get. ( I tend to horde money for food) Don't spend money on things you don't need.
A small room in someone's house goes for more than $400 a month where I live.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:24 PM
 
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A small room in someone's house goes for more than $400 a month where I live.
The average price in my area is also $400/mo. Not sure if that includes sharing utilities, though.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:54 AM
 
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A small room in someone's house goes for more than $400 a month where I live.
Rooms usually go for more than $600 in the LA area, maybe $500 or so in some of the undesirable areas.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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I think he said he was living in his car? I didnt have to pay insurance, rent or utilities $400/mo might be do-able? Shelter is a big part of my (and probably most folks) budget.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I know how the OP can live off of $300/month..... no teenaged children
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