Mortgage payment for a three-bedroom house: $2,500.
Gas for their Jeep Commander and Ford F-150 truck: $440. (“The Jeep was a mistake. We shouldn’t have bought it; we could have used the extra money for travel.”)
Cleaning lady: $160.
Groceries: $1,000. (“We like Whole Foods and try to eat organic as much as we can. We love the new Leslieville store Hooked for fish. For everything else, Loblaws.”)
Wine: $400–$500. (“We try to get the better $11 bottles, but they go fast.”)
Eating out: $400.
Home phone, cable, Internet and two cellphones: $280.
Dry cleaning: $50. Haircuts, nails and waxing: $170
RRSPs and investments: $0. (“Ha! We live month to month. When we have money left over, we go out.”)
Oh my. An RRSP is similar to an IRA.
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