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Old 01-03-2017, 12:26 PM
 
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What are folks thoughts on Full View vs. Mint? I don't track expenses, don't really have a budget, just save whatever is left over at the end of the month. But I would like to know where it's going.
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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i like full view a lot. it is the only one i ever used .
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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We spent just under 100k with about 45% hitting credit cards, 38% housing, 16% Autos. I'm not counting the 43k+/- spent on federal income tax/fica
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:37 PM
 
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I spent $30,630.45.

Outside of set-budget parameters such as gas/electric/internet/cable/insurance, etc., the major unnecessary bills, both controlled and uncontrolled, were the following:

  • $2,698.37 for medical bills.
  • $852.64 for a road trip (includes gas, food, and lodging).
  • $1,300 in car repairs.
  • $639.08 for a set of tires.
Total: $5,490.09

I also had a number of general purchases that may technically have been unnecessary, but you have to live a little.
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:57 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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I spent

1. per credit card paid off every month $13500 including
cell
internet
Obamacare
healthcare
personal care
dog care
gas
car maintenance
insurance, home and car
misc
2. Rent
$12000
3. Heat and Cooling
$1000

$26000 net.

I hate that my rent is 50% of my budget and may be moving but to where I still have no idea except for the fact I live in a pretty low cost state. I will take SSI this coming year, however, I do not pay much in tax since my taxable income is so low. Still the rent is killing me.

On the other hand...I live in a very safe area, have a great library, free movies and music concerts in the summer, and a pool and work out room, and a great deal of walkable, safe, green space. Grocery is a half a mile, the library is one mile. The dog loves it here. What can I say...the dog rules!
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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Oh! And food under credit card.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:01 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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No trips, some lunches, some light day trips under credit card.
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:00 AM
 
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A lot
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I had to look at my numbers. Number isn't as important as the fact that we spent about $13,000 less than we made! And that's including payments against our tax burden, mortgage, prop. taxes, all insurances, food, etc. And we have a bunch of profit left in the business account too. Christmas was a bit out of control this year. We're still on track for getting rid of the mortgage in the very near future, so next year's numbers will be better.

Many have more $ than us, but we're proud that we can live on what we get and not go in the hole year after year.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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about 11% Over what I earned which is about 90 % more than I could have

SO...I will be on this board a lot this year.
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