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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Don't know Mar 25, 2018

Define "monthly budget". Then we'll talk.

 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Ditto Mar 25, 2018

neilmac wrote:

Define "monthly budget". Then we'll talk.


Mine would be absolutely outrageous if I were to schedule a bottle of vintage champers at precisely 6 pm every day.

Just turned 6 pm here. (downs tools, sound of champagne cork hitting the ceiling)


 

Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
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Don't know Mar 25, 2018

It depends how much I earn that month, whether or not I can afford my desired bobo lifestyle : )

 

Teresa Borges
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Ditto Mar 25, 2018

My monthly budget includes earnings and expenses, some of these are fixed while others are extremely variable.

P.S. Was the question intended to ask how much we earn per month?


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Ditto as well Mar 25, 2018

Julian Holmes wrote:

neilmac wrote:

Define "monthly budget". Then we'll talk.


Mine would be absolutely outrageous if I were to schedule a bottle of vintage champers at precisely 6 pm every day.

Just turned 6 pm here. (downs tools, sound of champagne cork hitting the ceiling)


 

Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
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For a moment, Teresa, Mar 25, 2018

Teresa Borges wrote:

My monthly budget includes earnings and expenses, some of these are fixed while others are extremely variable.

P.S. Was the question intended to ask how much we earn per month?


I misread "earnings" for "earrings". Wow! I thought, that lady must be some fashionista! New earrings every month.
Must get my eyes tested ...


 

Teresa Borges
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LOL Mar 25, 2018

Jenny Forbes wrote:

Teresa Borges wrote:

My monthly budget includes earnings and expenses, some of these are fixed while others are extremely variable.

P.S. Was the question intended to ask how much we earn per month?


I misread "earnings" for "earrings". Wow! I thought, that lady must be some fashionista! New earrings every month.
Must get my eyes tested ...


Well I must say that my fashionista days are pretty much behind me, can't even remember the last time I bought a pair of earrings...


 

Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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exactly Mar 25, 2018

neilmac wrote:

Define "monthly budget". Then we'll talk.


agree


 

Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
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Inevitable spending Mar 25, 2018

I am quite surprised that almost 20% reply that they don't know. Freelance translators obviously have fluctuating levels of income. Some monthly costs are fairly steady from one month to the next, surely? Housing, whether purchasing or renting, does not vary as much as our income. Insurance costs probably don't vary that much either. It is possible to reduce energy consumption and the groceries bill can be reduced if income goes down too. However, I certainly know what my average monthly outgoin... See more
I am quite surprised that almost 20% reply that they don't know. Freelance translators obviously have fluctuating levels of income. Some monthly costs are fairly steady from one month to the next, surely? Housing, whether purchasing or renting, does not vary as much as our income. Insurance costs probably don't vary that much either. It is possible to reduce energy consumption and the groceries bill can be reduced if income goes down too. However, I certainly know what my average monthly outgoings are. Those who don't are probably either past caring or extremely well off!Collapse


 

Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
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senseless question for a number of reasons Mar 25, 2018

The main one being the great variety represented in this forum. There are people who are young and single, young and married with and without children, older and married supporting kids going to college or single and supporting kids going to college, and quite a bit older with kids who are running their own households. And then --- USD? ---- we come from all over the world.

 

Yetta Jensen Bogarde  Identity Verified
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Other Mar 25, 2018

What a strange question!

I actually know exactly how much I spend every month; but do you mean including rent, electricity, heat, TV, telephone, internet, medicine, etc.?
If you had asked how much I spend on groceries, it would have made more sense to me.

And then again, some of us are single, some have a family. Some of us are the only breadwinner, while others have a spouse, who pitches in.

I don't think the formulation og the question is statisti
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What a strange question!

I actually know exactly how much I spend every month; but do you mean including rent, electricity, heat, TV, telephone, internet, medicine, etc.?
If you had asked how much I spend on groceries, it would have made more sense to me.

And then again, some of us are single, some have a family. Some of us are the only breadwinner, while others have a spouse, who pitches in.

I don't think the formulation og the question is statistically valid.
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Ian Keith Jones Williams  Identity Verified
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Say what? Mar 25, 2018

Agree with others. Question unclear. I think many of us don't think in dollars either. No idea what the dollar-to-euro exchange rate is, nor the pound-to-euro rate for that matter (relevant for me as a Brit)

 

Vanda Nissen  Identity Verified
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What is the purpose of this poll? Mar 25, 2018

I live in Australia where I pay more than USD 4 for a medium coffee. There are a lot of countries where you can buy 4 medium ones for the same money, so what is the point in talking about household earnings in different countries when you have no idea how they spend them?

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Same as others Mar 25, 2018

I didn't even try to answer this question. Quite meaningless.

Truth be told, my pension and Social Security from working full-time for many years are sufficient to cover my basic expenses. I will not starve or lose my home (thanks, also, to excellent health insurance that I inherited from my job). Depending on my freelance income in a given month, I will spend more or less money on extras while also putting a little aside in savings.

My monthly translation income is no
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I didn't even try to answer this question. Quite meaningless.

Truth be told, my pension and Social Security from working full-time for many years are sufficient to cover my basic expenses. I will not starve or lose my home (thanks, also, to excellent health insurance that I inherited from my job). Depending on my freelance income in a given month, I will spend more or less money on extras while also putting a little aside in savings.

My monthly translation income is not predictable because some months I really push my limits with rush jobs and heavy demand; some jobs take more time than others for the same money; some months I may receive nothing because a given job took me six weeks to finish; some clients pay more than others; and some clients take a long time to pay. But the annual totals are usually quite similar with a slightly upward trend.
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