Paying Bills Seems To Be A Juggling Act

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@HazySue (23717)
United States
August 21, 2016 8:09am CST
This morning my husband and I were adding up our bills so we can pay them before I go into the hospital. I am the keeper of the bank account and the payer of the bills, so to speak, so we needed to have everything organized. Unfortunately, there seems to be more bills than money. Like most of the people in the world, we have more bills than money. If we pay all of them then we have no money for food or gas for the car. It is all a juggling act. So, once again we are taking a bit of money out of savings. Oh, I'm not complaining, really I'm not, at least we have a savings account to take money from, but really, I would love to not have to keep draining it. It seems that there is much more month left after the money is gone. I think I might have to start watching my pennies more closely. Do you find that the money is gone before the month ends?
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@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Aug 16
That was my life up until recently. I always hated paying bills late or not at all because of that fierce juggling act. I have my inheritance now from my parents estate which for the first time in my life gives me breathing room.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
22 Aug 16
@just4him I think no one deserved the break from worrying about bills than you.
@Corbin5 (119012)
• United States
21 Aug 16
Well, we seem to be OK at the end of the month, but I am frugal to the point of ridiculous. I am not the payer of the bills, my husband does that. We have a joint account of his money which is mine too, and I have my own account which is all mine, not his. That works for me because my money builds. He spends way more money than I ever would, so I am keeping MINE safe where it is.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
22 Aug 16
@Corbin5 our bank accounts are the same as your. I have my own and we have one. I will have to learn to be more frugal.
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
21 Aug 16
Yes, that's been the case for a very long time.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@CRK109 yes and every year the bills go higher.
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@HazySue pretty much. I'm trying to get old bills paid up once and for all to get them out of the way. And then I can set up a budget, which should be able to help me save. Finally.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
22 Aug 16
@CRK109 I guess I am lucky - my old bills are no longer an issue. Although right now I happen to be racking up a whole lot of medical bills.
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@sallypup (29208)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Aug 16
We're pretty simple over here. No cable bill and now no mortage. I guess if I was a clothes hog we'd have more bills bu we don't. Our car is 12 yrs old but putts along so we're still sleepy on getting another one. So the green is pretty much staying where it should be.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
23 Aug 16
@sallypup we no longer have a mortgage so that is a plus. The cable bill is outrageous, I need to find out a way to get that way down. I guess I need to reassess.
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@sallypup (29208)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Aug 16
@HazySue I've seen some of the amounts the cable folks want and been shocked. I don't like much of the modern programs so phooey on paying for them.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
23 Aug 16
@sallypup I do believe that you are paying for more than you get with cable.
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@marie42 (982)
• Shreveport, Louisiana
23 Aug 16
YES! seems every month, like you, our bills are more then the money to pay them. Your lucky you have an savings account to help you. we don't have that luxury lol
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
24 Aug 16
@marie42 we are lucky in that respect.
@marie42 (982)
• Shreveport, Louisiana
24 Aug 16
• United States
22 Aug 16
i used to not, but with jest the hubs workin', he tends to go'n wild spendin' sprees that cut schtuff purty short 't times. 'fore my weird health hiccups, i could easily make'p the diff'rence without the need to dip 'nto the savin' account.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
22 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx when I was working there was no problem One income is not easy to live with sometimes.
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• United States
22 Aug 16
@HazySue i hear ya, hon. one's gotta make some major adjustments 't times.
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@dodo19 (33980)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Aug 16
I can understand how you feel. We sometimes have a hard time juggling everything. But such is life. We try to make things work.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@dodo19 we do what we can and try not to worry about the rest.
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@dodo19 (33980)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Aug 16
@HazySue that is a good way of doing it.
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@sugartoes (43152)
• Greencastle, Indiana
21 Aug 16
I know the feeling ALL to WELL as we do the same thing where I have a savings acct that's ALL but drained DRY from a 1.000$ to not even a 100.$ right now so don't feel bad, it's the way it go.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@sugartoes I am looking forward to watching my account go in the other direction after I start feeling better.
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@sugartoes (43152)
• Greencastle, Indiana
21 Aug 16
@HazySue I think that would be SUPER AWESOME
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@marsha32 (6688)
• United States
21 Aug 16
I wish my husband would let me take charge of the money and the bills, but he won't. It would still be a juggling act of which bills gets paid on time and which ones wait when there is more due than what the paycheck is, but guaranteed we would not be in the mess we are in now.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
22 Aug 16
@marsha32 I think sometimes they see it as their duty to take care of the bills.
@bobo2500 (153)
• Howell, Michigan
21 Aug 16
Every month, no matter how ahead i feel we're getting it ends up being even worse. But i'm making changes that should hopefully put us on the right track in the future.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@bobo2500 there is a saying that goes something like this: Just when I finally got the ends to meet, I forget where I put them.
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@waflay (2727)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Aug 16
It so happens that money available is hardly enough to cater for all the needs.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@waflay I love your kung fu panda bear. he is so cute. No matter how much money you have it never seems to be enough.
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@skysnap (18038)
21 Aug 16
Yes that happens with me some of the time.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@skusnap yeah, sometimes the money stretches and some time it doesn't.
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@CinnamonGrl (6074)
• Paradise, California
21 Aug 16
It usually is now that my insurance is paid out of my social security. Every little bit helps and one of those little bits is myLotting. I need to be getting money into my savings.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@CinnamonGrl I find that MyLot and HubPages helps me the most.
@JudyEv (136392)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Aug 16
I love that photo. Did you set it up? It is discouraging to be always dipping into savings.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@JudyEv I wish I had. The photo came from Pixabay.
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• United States
21 Aug 16
I juggle my bills every month too and wish I had planned better for my retirement.
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@HazySue (23717)
• United States
21 Aug 16
@Marilynda1225 so do I. For reasons I can't remember now I thought I would be getting more money from social security and my pension.