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2nd rent payment

October 14th, 2007 at 11:55 am

As you may recall DH is moving to Maine next month while I'll be staying in Florida. We'll end up living apart for about a year and a half.

We are currently living in a 2 bedroom apartment that we got for a steal of $800.
In order to save money I'm going to stay in the same complex, but move to a 1 bedroom apartment. So my rent will be about $640. DH just found an apartment in Maine that sounds nice and is in a great spot. The rent is $740/month. So all together our rent will increase from $800 to $1380.

Thankfully almost everything is covered in his rent...even heating since Maine winters can be rough. The only real bills I anticipate him having will be electricity and TV.

I'm starting to freak out a little bit because concrete numbers about how much this year apart will cost us are starting to trickle in. That increase in rent of almost $700 is going to eat up most, if not all, of the money that we had been saving or using to pay off debts.

Thankfully, we know this is coming and can plan ahead some for it. Instead of putting extra towards our car this month, we are going to add to our emergency fund. Moving always results in increased expenses (deposits and purchasing new items), and I'd like to have a little bit more of a cushion available if needed.

1 Responses to “2nd rent payment”

  1. denisentexas Says:

    Oh yeah, that situation must be a little intimidating! I would be scared witless, I think, but it sounds like you have a good handle on things. Good job!

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