A Week In Vero Beach, FL, On A $40,000 Salary

Monthly Expenses
Rent: $500 (We rent from a family member who charges us roughly the cost of their mortgage while Z., my husband, is in school)
Student Loans: $0 (full scholarship, plus my parents covered living expenses while I was in school)
Internet: $64.99
Cell Phone: $160 (My half is expensed by my employer, so actually it’s about $80)
Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon, Hulu, ESPN+: $45.52
CANVA (I use this for work, haven’t had the courage to fight to get it expensed): $12.95
Health Insurance: $250 each paycheck (Covers my husband, two kids, and me)
Savings: $25 automatic transfer to savings. I know it isn’t much, but for now this is all we can afford.