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wegotdatwood
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Yes, she's pregnant. She has an 07 xterra with 72k on it. It's paid off as is my car.

Our house costs $870 a month and I'm starting my first real job this month.

It hasn't had any problems. Also, we live a combined 6 miles from where we work. I don't feel like getting new car(s) anytime soon would be a smart move.

I think it's because he family growing up and traded in and out of cars often and mine drove cars in the ground

I'm a $ guy and think about it all the time. I think we need to see how our baby changes the checking account for a while before getting into a car.

Besides, the car has a lot of life left.


HeadyMurphey
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if you're wife doesn't feel like her current vehicle is safe or reliable enough to drive the baby around, you're never going to hear the end of it


This is my life right now


wegotdatwood
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
What are you planning on doing?

Z


LSUAfro
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
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if you're wife doesn't feel like her current vehicle is safe or reliable enough to drive the baby around, you're never going to hear the end of it

Ditto.
I just looked at her for a while and . I knew I was going to get her one, but made her pout about it for a while and wait as long as possible. Whatever in the hell did we do before the SUV?



yellowfin
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My wife drives an 06 Grand Cherokee with 110k miles and she's starting to ask about a new one....I listen for a while and then she forgets about it


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ItNeverRains
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if you're wife doesn't feel like her current vehicle is safe or reliable enough to drive the baby around, you're never going to hear the end of it I had to buy my wife a new SUV when we had our daughter


Same here. We bought a 2010 traverse LT2. 5 star crash, not all bells and whistles but same body as acadia, paid 32k vs 40kfor Acadia


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yellowfin
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Whatever in the hell did we do before the SUV?


minivans


which is what SUVs are becoming anyway


Ace Midnight
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
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For formula and diapers


We had twins - I was in Law School - I can remember this being the single biggest budget item - ahead of rent.

I remember scratching my head, "How are formula and diapers consuming 30% of the budget?"

Oh, yeah - there's 2 of them.


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HeadyMurphey
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What are you planning on doing?


Nothing.


LSUAfro
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minivans


which is what SUVs are becoming anyway
Yeah. These mid-size SUVS are just sharper looking minivans.
Before the minivans, kids made it just fine in the back seats of cars though . I couldn't really argue because I agree with her, but I think it's just as much a status thing for them as well.
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LSUAfro
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Formula, doctors bills, and daycare = $1,200-$1,400/month. Add in new SUV and I'm spending an extra $2k more per month than I was before.


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OTIS2
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
More than my family can spend in a year.


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wegotdatwood
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
Let's fight the good fight.

First to buy, loses.


HeadyMurphey
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
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First to buy, loses.


Might be me. I am at least 7 months ahead of you. I will probably give in after Q1 of next year.


wegotdatwood
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
I got her ride detailed.

Hopefully a clean car makes her forget it for a while.


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Tiger n Miami AU83
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
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Mortage + Escrow: 1500
Car: 450
TV/Internet: 130
Water/Gas: 100
Energy: 250
Security System: 60
Gasoline: 400
Groceries: 300
Car ins in LA: 200
Student Loans: 400
Cell Phone: 80




For me:

TV/internet = $0 included service from condo association
Water/Gas = $0 (same)
Energy = $20/month (high rise condo building temp kept at 72 degrees)
Security System = $0
Gasoline: $210/month (inlcudes 40 miles per day of commute)
Groceries = $300
Car ins = $50/month
Student Loans = $0
Cell phone = $60



ell_13
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
I was giving a typical example for south Louisiana. I mentioned already this was not my budget.

I'm not sure if you are bragging or disappointed in your situation.


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Lsut81
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For me:


Yeah, the numbers that were thrown out were fricking ridiculous...


ell_13
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
You mentioned the 250k mortgage and nice car. I was just pointing out the numbers that would go along with that.


Dark Tiger
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re: Perfect Annual Salary?
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You mentioned the 250k mortgage and nice car. I was just pointing out the numbers that would go along with that.


Your numbers are pretty close to reality....not sure why the other guys find that so ridiculous?

Water, gas, and electricity might be a little high...gasoline depends on what you're driving and how far each month.

I don't think we're talking about living an Amish lifestyle (not that there's anything wrong with that!)...
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