Do You Rent? Have You Had Increases?

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  1. John Brunner

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    Car payment.

    Then groceries. By far my #1 expense once the car payment is gone.
     
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  2. Hal Pollner

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    Other than Groceries and Utilities, we have no payments.

    Hal
     
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  3. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Without a doubt, rent. Haven't had a car payment in years and, most likely, the reason our 2005 Dodge Durango now has over 171,000 miles on it.
     
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  4. Beth Gallagher

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    Probably utilities... electricity, natural gas, phones, internet, cable. My husband handles the finances so I'm just guessing; food is probably the second largest expense. We have no mortgage or other debt, and our insurance for home, auto, RV are paid annually, as are real estate taxes.
     
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  5. Lon Tanner

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    You did not answer the question
     
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  6. Martin Alonzo

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    My internet connection is $21 and my electricity is $22,50 those are my biggest expenses for the month.
    No rent no taxes
     
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  7. Lon Tanner

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    That's a good deal Martin
     
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  8. Susan Paynter

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    Oh wow, relocating to the DR pronto!
     
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  9. Bill Boggs

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    Probably food.
     
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  10. Martin Alonzo

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    Thanks to all but that is the penalty of living in a third world county
     
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  11. Hal Pollner

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    I do not intend to fully answer the question, Lon...I have stated enough in my reply.:)

    Harold
     
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  12. Lon Tanner

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    For me It's rent & care fees.
     
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  13. Lon Tanner

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    I would hate to be a young married guy with a couple of kids looking for a nice apartment with reasonable rent unless I had a damn good paying job. Renting all over the U.S. has been going up up up. If you have a good down payment it could be cheaper to buy a house than to rent a apartment.
     
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  14. Ken Anderson

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    Apartment rates here in Millinocket range from $600-900 per month. Given that serviceable houses can still be bought here for $40,000 without a tax sale, most people who move here buy a house instead. Apartments are mostly for seniors who no longer want to maintain their homes. Given that I was paying $1,300 per month for a two-bedroom townhouse in Anaheim in the early 1980s, I would imagine prices are sky-high in California. My son is finally starting to talk about moving from California because he'd like to own a house before he dies.
     
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  15. Teresa Levitt

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    not here in fly over country...small town...seniors can get an apartment for $400/mo...or based on income...free
     
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