Money left after bills...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by a l e x, Jun 15, 2015.

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  1. a l e x

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    I was speaking to a friend yesterday who was boring me with their moaning about how "skint" they always are. Turns out, after bills and essentials he is left with just over £800 to last him the month... To me that's far from "skint" yet he seems to think that most others will have much more then that!

    So GC... What do you think? Is he "skint"...?

    I've added a poll which should be anonymous (I think) so answers would be interesting...

    Just to make it easier to compare - bills includes mortgage/rent, council tax, insurances, gas/electric, car finance, loan/credit repayments and food. Doesn't include putting money away for savings... Household total...

    I'm not trying to be nosey... I just think he's way out with his whining!!!
     
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  2. wiz

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    Judging by the home cinema rooms some of the guys on here have built most must be in the £3000+ bracket;)
     
  3. a l e x

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    I did think that...!
     
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    He needs a slap.
    £200 a week to spend on 'sweeties' is a lot.
    As Wiz has posted though, perhaps an AV forum isn't the best place to judge, as there will undoubtedly be a good few on here that would consider £800 a month 'sweetie money' as dire.
     
  5. Mr Noble

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    £200 disposable each week isn't skint territory.

    some people are lucky if they take home £200pw wage
     
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  6. a l e x

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    I agree with you both, he's a bit of a moron to be fair...!

    And yeh, lots on here will have a lot of money to play with each month but it's the same on most "specialist" sites.
     
  7. hippo99

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    Sure it's not just an excuse so he can say "Hey Alex, it's your round...I'm skint"
    :p
     
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    It's never your round:D:facepalm::p
     
  9. a l e x

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    He was actaually using it as an excuse to try and borrow money...!

    I'll always buy the first round... Always.






    It's quieter at the bar beginning of the night so I can sit down and have drinks delivered to me!!
     
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    Have to agree he's a muppet. If he needs more cash to get by on then cut back on other stuff.

    Smaller house
    Cheaper car.
    Sell one of the kids

    etc.
     
  11. alan280170

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    Depends on what your lifestyle is, for a single guy 200 quid a week may not go far.
     
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    By bills and essentials I assume you mean food as well? So he has £800 a month to spend on "himself?" :eek:.

    With a few notable exceptions that's probably more than most of us in here have, put together :D

    Edit: sorry Alan, that really was a coincidence that I posted right after you did :laugh:
     
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    While not a fortune, I agree with the general sentiment. I'm sure his disposable income is above most people in the UK.
     
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    It's not that long ago I was a single man.
    I had a helluva time on less than £200 a week*

    *not KSA and no 'professional women' involved though. ;)
     
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    Wohhh wohhh wohhh wohhhh sweet child of mine....

    When you say bills do you mean direct debits? Or do you mean your monthly petrol and food bills as well.

    For a single person I think £800 a month that is completely expendable is not even close to being skint.
     
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    Isnt it all relative though? How much does he earn?If he is on £100k per year,having £800 would seem a lot less than if he was on £40K and left with the same £800 every month
     
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    I assume those either come under "bills" or if not "essentials"

    I guess a lot of us are no longer single and have very expensive hobbies*

    *aka children
     
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    Agreed, but it's still not "skint, unable to buy a drink" whatever the income :)
     
  19. alan280170

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    Well when I lived in ABZ full time, it was easy to spend 100 quid 3 nights a week, if you have a decent meal then drinks. But if you drink and get a pie in Jimmy Wilsons I'm sure it's cheaper to have a helluva time.;)
     
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    Do I need to take my gardener and nannies wages into this equation?
     
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    That's not a normal lifestyle though, no-one I know does has a good meal + drinks 3 nights a week.
     
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    Depends...are they as essential as your butler? ;)
     
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    My circumstances change at the end of the month but at the moment I probable have £100 a month in a good month.
     
  24. alan280170

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    But who decides normal, I know people that eat out 4-5 times a week and have a bottle of wine or beers with it. Hell I used to eat out 4-5 times a week on average, whether that was lunch or dinner. Now I like to cook.
     
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    Not normal round here!
     
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    I am not saying what is and is not normal, but for some people I know and I did it, it is normal to eat and go socialize a lot. I am not talking guys going on the raz, I am talking guys, girls, couples some married some not.
     
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    I used to know people who ate out 4 or 5 times a week (lunch and/or dinner). They got fired for taking the piss with their expenses.

    They certainly wouldn't have spent their own money doing it and when doing it themselves never went to the highly priced places they expensed.
     
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    But if you're 'skint' then surely you just cut back a bit then?
     
  29. KelvinS1965

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    It depends...if you have everything on credit then how can you 'cut back a bit'. Not saying I do that, but I know people who do, then moan that they are skint (and often the items on credit aren't exactly necessities like for example a bit TV/projector when they already have a working one that is just 'last year's model').

    I do think the OP's mate is taking the Mickey though.
     
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