Tight budget

@averygirl72 (25186)
Philippines
June 9, 2021 11:50pm CST
This month we will feel living in a tight budget. My brother's contract for his job as writer in USAID is finished and he requested that he take a break from work before finding a new job. He spend 7,000 pesos of groceries every month. He provides money weekly for food. He pays the electric bill. We will need to adjust and lessen our expenses. I still have my two sisters working and for now they are the bread winner. My sister is still paying 8,000 a month for the car of my aunt that is sold to us. It's seems hard but I know we will survive
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@arunima25 (59674)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
It's tough but you seem prepared to face it. This too shall pass. Your brother will get a good job. Your siblings are hard working
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
11 Jun
My father stop working now. My mother is just housekeeper. We manage to survive because of my 3 siblings. I don't have a job too only small time business. They really work hard for our family
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@arunima25 (59674)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
@averygirl72 It's amazing that you all come together and support each other. That's admirable. You are blessed with a beautiful family
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
11 Jun
@arunima25 I feel blessed because my siblings are able to find good paying jobs. Even if I can't help a lot their salaries are enough to live comfortably
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• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
Lockdown has taught us lot of things. Don't worry living is a living whether on tight budget or any budget. But hope keeps us alive we will get back on track.....Am sure times will change.
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
12 Jun
Yes things change as time goes by
• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
@averygirl72 Hopefully it should change...
@moonandstars (50063)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Jun
i know you will, don't give up. also, USAID stands for what?
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
10 Jun
United States Agency for International Development. US projects to help poor countries
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Jun
@averygirl72 i see. thanks.
@porwest (45170)
• United States
10 Jun
This is where I come in and put on my "financial advisor" hat and remind people that relying on paychecks is usually a bad idea. When that money is rolling in good and proper it is always best to put aside some of that money into a rainy day fund so that when things happen—either job loss, emergency, or other unexpected expenses—there is less of a need to tighten budgets and worry about how things will be paid for in the interim. Does you no good now. But when those paychecks start rolling back in, it would be a good time to make some adjustments. That all aside, seems you still have lots of help there, so I am sure you all will do just fine until things return to normal. Onward and upward, and I hope that happens sooner rather than later.
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
11 Jun
I'm not really worried. Somehow we will make a way
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@porwest (45170)
• United States
14 Jun
@averygirl72 That does not sound like a plan to me. lol
@allen0187 (49444)
• Philippines
10 Jun
I'm sure you will manage.
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
11 Jun
Thanks. I'm not that worried
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@allen0187 (49444)
• Philippines
11 Jun
@rakski (92143)
• Philippines
10 Jun
I am sure you will survive this trying times
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
10 Jun
We try our best. God will provide
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@rakski (92143)
• Philippines
10 Jun
@averygirl72 definitely
@Rashnag (14774)
• Thane, India
10 Jun
Living in budget is very important these days. Best luck. Have a good day
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
10 Jun
We can handle it. Thanks
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@Rashnag (14774)
• Thane, India
10 Jun
@averygirl72 your welcome dear
@sharon6345 (277327)
• United States
10 Jun
you mean he is paying $355.12 all on his own for food. That is a hard burden for him.
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
10 Jun
Yes but his salary I think is big enough. He even spend money for house renovations and store construction
@sharon6345 (277327)
• United States
10 Jun
@averygirl72 I forgot where you live at. I understand. Good luck.
@Aansh13 (10363)
• New Delhi, India
10 Jun
Sometimes I am in a same sort of situation, but time just passes by... I think we all know how to manage money in tough times....
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
10 Jun
I know it's just temporary. If he finish his rest we will be enjoying more money again. You are right we know how to manage money in tough times
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@Aansh13 (10363)
• New Delhi, India
10 Jun
@averygirl72 Absolutely
@CarolDM (137374)
• United States
10 Jun
Hoping for better days.
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
11 Jun
Never lose hope. Staying positive
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@prinzcy (27223)
• Malaysia
10 Jun
You can and you will.
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
11 Jun
Yes I believe
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@db20747 (35648)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
10 Jun
Budgeting is so important. With wise money spending you will make it just fine
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
10 Jun
Yes it will teach us to be wise in spending and be creative to survive
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@marlina (125487)
• Canada
10 Jun
I am sure you will adapt to it for the time needed
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
10 Jun
I really hope so. Learn to live simple
• India
10 Jun
We experience these things in life so better to adjust
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
10 Jun
Yes not all the time we can live lavishly
@sjvg1976 (23009)
• Delhi, India
10 Jun
You need to spend safely and cut of the excess expenditure if any.
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
10 Jun
Yes we need to do that now
@ARIES1973 (11487)
• Legaspi, Philippines
10 Jun
It is really hard if one member of the family loses a source of income. But we can always find a new job. My daughter also decided not to renew her contract with the school she was working with. She said she wants to take up a course required for foreign teaching. Though she didn't help in any household expenses, I'm sure she will find it hard to survive because she is fond of online shopping.
@averygirl72 (25186)
• Philippines
10 Jun
fond of online shopping. I know my brother will surely look for next job because he is used to having lots of money and online shopping too. He will just relax a little bit
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@eileenleyva (24226)
• Philippines
12 Jun
Budget is really a family concern. We just need to spend on the most important items like food. All else could be limited. That car amortization is pretty heavy.