Yikes!! Half??? Maybe for the rich people, like herself maybe?
We have a little over 2 grand per month, with things like the mortgage, insurence, electric, phone, internet, groceries, tithe, fuel, car payment, a little tiny bit of cc debt and our one little extra, the $10 per month netflix account.
Suzie could tell us to live on half till she was blue in the face, but no matter how you crunch the numbers, its not possible to live any cheaper. Even our mortgage is several hundred less then the average rental payment and things are tight.
I don't work, because that would actually raise our outgoing cash even more. Extra vehicle, insurence and fuel, etc.
The dream of going tot he dr. to find out why I mc all of my pregnancies, is just that, a dream. We have to save our pennies in hopes of being able to do it. DH can't get insurence, because he developed type 1 ( due to a drs stupidity(broke his back a few years ago, and instead of giving him the oral stuff he was taking for type 2 , they pumped him up with insulin
) while he was without.