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post #16 of 51

How much a month would you say you guys spend on food (not including eating out)?

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How much a month would you say you guys spend on food (not including eating out)?

 

uhh eating out is a HUGE part of your good budget... and I'm honestly MAYBE around $90 a month 

post #18 of 51

Mainly eating modified Ramen noodles? Must get repetitive.

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Mainly eating modified Ramen noodles? Must get repetitive.

 

Oh no ramen is MUCH cheaper, actually going to make some Patoe Leek soup over the week end! Cheap and tasty, will have pics :3 

post #20 of 51

This thread is very interesting and helpful. I need to modify my grocery spending...

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This thread is very interesting and helpful. I need to modify my grocery spending...

 

that is the idea here ;D glad we could help 

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Ok this sounds really good...you have any pictures?

 

I haven't got any on hand, but I can make some tomorrow and post photos!

post #23 of 51

I just would like to chime in and say that if you don't eat out you will save A LOT of money.  Also an easy thing to make is spageti.  You buy 8 lb of pasta from costco and also the sauce and sausages.  Boil water, insert sausage and pasta, wait 10min, take out drain add sauce...done.  

post #24 of 51

I wouldn't really cut down too much on food especially since it's all 'make it yourself' dishes that you're discussing.

 

Cut down on other larger single expenses.

Clothes.

Travel.

Holidays. 

Apple gadgets. Ipad, Iphone, Imac can all be avoided. Do you really need an Ipad? Get a refurbished android smartphone off ebay and buy a decent enough windows PC for all under £500, saving at least £1000.

Smaller and more efficient TV. Save upfront cost and quite a lot on electricity.

Subscriptions - get out of subscriptions. Or don't get into them in the first place. 

 

 

For me a lot of this stuff comes naturally. I hate apple. Have a small room for a limited amount of gadgets. Don't like getting into subscriptions as a general rule. Have enough clothes (small room)........So in effect I have much more to spend on headphone equipment!!!

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I wouldn't really cut down too much on food especially since it's all 'make it yourself' dishes that you're discussing.

Cut down on other larger single expenses.
Clothes.
Travel.
Holidays. 
Apple gadgets. Ipad, Iphone, Imac can all be avoided. Do you really need an Ipad? Get a refurbished android smartphone off ebay and buy a decent enough windows PC for all under £500, saving at least £1000.
Smaller and more efficient TV. Save upfront cost and quite a lot on electricity.
Subscriptions - get out of subscriptions. Or don't get into them in the first place. 


For me a lot of this stuff comes naturally. I hate apple. Have a small room for a limited amount of gadgets. Don't like getting into subscriptions as a general rule. Have enough clothes (small room)........So in effect I have much more to spend on headphone equipment!!!

agreed apple is over priced. same with cable (net flix ftw) i used to like di.fm 50 a year but 256 sound terrible n not worth payin for

I dress like a wal mart employ everywhere (i wrk there so yea... thats my wadrobe) n i dont travel

also wide short n tall skinny boxes also make nice headphone stands as do tall thick books
post #26 of 51
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agreed apple is over priced. same with cable (net flix ftw) i used to like di.fm 50 a year but 256 sound terrible n not worth payin for

I dress like a wal mart employ everywhere (i wrk there so yea... thats my wadrobe) n i dont travel

also wide short n tall skinny boxes also make nice headphone stands as do tall thick books

 

Always in uniform - can't be a bad thing surely.

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Always in uniform - can't be a bad thing surely.

 

it's a weird thing, the uniform isn't terrible looking, cackeys and a dark blue shirt. but I go from work to school and work and school are my life so q.q I'm not to popular with the ladies atm ;3 most of em are to vain to appreciate a workin man 

 
Oh yes... WOMEN [and men if your ....] Significant others :D are EXPENSIVE. Trying to buy ALL my crazy expensive gear now [going to finish up with a Balanced T90 hopefully a D7k balanced and a LDMKVII SE], so my last year of college I can focus on gettin ready to date q.q... and I'm the old fashion buys EVERYTHING kinda dude >.> 
post #28 of 51

I've been cutting my own hair for about 17 years, and I'm only on my 2nd buzzer.  

Probably saved a small fortune in the process, plus I can get it done as often as I like.

 

I've repaired my ipod classic twice (headphone jack and hold switch assembly is the weak link in this product) which is about 5 times cheaper than getting it done elsewhere 'professionally'.

I usually try to find a way to fix something if it's broken - there are so many 'step by step DIY' tutorials available on the interwebz. 

Replaced my wife's Samsung mobile phone's broken screen once too.  

post #29 of 51
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I've been cutting my own hair for about 17 years, and I'm only on my 2nd buzzer.  

Probably saved a small fortune in the process, plus I can get it done as often as I like.

 

I've repaired my ipod classic twice (headphone jack and hold switch assembly is the weak link in this product) which is about 5 times cheaper than getting it done elsewhere 'professionally'.

I usually try to find a way to fix something if it's broken - there are so many 'step by step DIY' tutorials available on the interwebz. 

Replaced my wife's Samsung mobile phone's broken screen once too.  

 

Your married :D... GENTLE MAN LISTEN TO THIS MAN. Honestly I did my first buzz cut a few weeks ago... and it was pretty cheap. $10 every 3 weeks is less than what I spend on my bi weekly Candy Craze still good idea

 
*sits at his feet* teach us the ways of the Family Man Audio Phile 
 
jk, my father introduced me to Music, my step dad to Audio Reproduction gear, both where pretty balanced. We ate good and I enjoyed good music 
post #30 of 51
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Your married :D... GENTLE MAN LISTEN TO THIS MAN. Honestly I did my first buzz cut a few weeks ago... and it was pretty cheap. $10 every 3 weeks is less than what I spend on my bi weekly Candy Craze still good idea

 
*sits at his feet* teach us the ways of the Family Man Audio Phile 
 
jk, my father introduced me to Music, my step dad to Audio Reproduction gear, both where pretty balanced. We ate good and I enjoyed good music 

 

Lesson 1 - move to Germany and enjoy the cheap vintage gear at the regular flea markets. 

Ok... there are probably better ways than that, but it's helped me get a bigger perspective for a tiny fraction of the cost of modern gear - if there's anything I don't like I just sell it on. Sometimes I make a small loss, but right now it's my cheapest hobby.

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