Your earnings...is it enough to cover all your bills and expenses?

Philippines
February 9, 2007 9:51am CST
I earn about ($300) per month in my work,thats roughly 15,000 per month...but i still come up with only 5000 after paying all my bills,right now its enough for me for im still single..my fear is when i get married i realy hope the income of me and my future wife would be enough to maintain an ordinary lifestyle with no worries on the budget....how bout you? peace!
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8 responses
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I only earn about ($200) per month thats about Php10,000 Im married. My wife is not working right to take care of our first baby. She will apply for work this march. Our family income is not enough but i still do sideline work like buy and sell. We only save about Php500 per payday.
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
Dont worry friend ill pray for you...have confidence in your wife...ill pray that you have more blessings,a tire is round sometimes your below and some times your at the top...!happy valentines...peace!
9 Feb 07
wow i never thought about it now that u mention that when i will be older its a realy big thing u need to think about and try to organize it so it will end good
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• Philippines
10 Feb 07
your right dude...you better start saving while your young...be prepared for everything...wish you good luck and a happy life!peace...thanks for the reply...
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
not even close. it's hard to maintain my budget and i'm going to rent in another place and buy a new laptop. things are just getting more complicated when we get older, don't we?
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
yeah i do agree with you friend...so many things to keep in mind...so may bills to pay...so many worries to look forward too...thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts friend...i realy wish for you and all of us here at mylot would earn a good sum of money for all our problems...ill pray on that...all of you dear friends included!peace!
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
12 Feb 07
I don't really come anywhere close to paying everything I need to. Between myself and my husband we just barely make enough to pay all of our utilities, and buy things like food and baby stuff. That means that all our debt (his school loans, medical bills for both of us, credit card debt from when I was unemployed for a while) has to just not get paid much. We'll send a payment out now and then, but we just can't catch up. Bleh.
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16 Feb 07
Am I correct in assuming that 10,000 is your overall monthly expenses or is that just bills and then food and going out is on top. If your total monthly expenses at the moment are 2/3 of your take home income, I believe it shouldn't be too much of a problem, because another person living in the same place does not change your utilities by double and I am sure you will move up in the career ladder soon enough.
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• Philippines
16 Feb 07
my thanks for your encouraging remarks dear friend...yes i do spend like that specially i when it comes to my phone,electricity,rentals etc...and sending some to my mom ...maybe tes i hope ill be up soon in that ladder earning enoug and saving enough for my future...im praying to pass the Bar exams i took last september...and im looking forward for it...my best wishes and more blessing sto you and your family...peace!
@hijas007 (1386)
• India
17 Feb 07
i am new to mylot and i dont earn much from this site...i dont think i can cover my expense from here because getting money to ny pocket is a bit difficult because i am from india.here paypal offer a withdrawls only after $150!
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Feb 07
My earnings from my full time job is enough to pay my expenses but do not have much left for fun things so that is why I am using the internet to make some extra cash for personal use. If taxes did not keep going up and other expenses, my full time job would have been enough and then some to pay bills.
@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
26 Feb 07
its like I live to not be home less but not to be able to not have to worry about it