I only make a little over $30k/year, and up to now it's been ok, since I'm childless, I've usually had a decent entertainment budget for myself. The escrow on my house went up over $200 a few months back because they miscalculated the insurance amount, so I have to build the escrow back up. It will go back down next year, but in the meantime I'm getting strapped for video game spending.
I recently was married to my now wife Amber, and she's definitely helping with the bills and stuff. I'm not in danger of losing our house or anything, but I really am just scraping by. I'm pretty fortunate to live in a great neighborhood and in Indiana housing prices are lower than many other parts of the country. That means I can have a nice house in a nice neighborhood for what many of you would consider pennies. But then again, wages are lower around here too.
If you've seen my gameroom thread, you could say I have every game I've ever wanted, and you'd be right. I still want some new controllers, and some new board games. I'd also still like to buy some new Xbox1 releases as well. I also have been getting behind on purchasing the 4K movies I have on my wishlist. Usually I was able to keep up on current releases that I want, but I haven't even been able to afford John Wick 3, or the new Godzilla yet, and I really want those.
There's some Dreamcast games I really want, Hydro Thunder and Crazy Taxi for one. They don't cost too much, but it's really that tight right now. In 4 months I will pay off my 2016 Nissan Murano, once that happens I'll have some discretionary spending once again. Unfortunately, that happens AFTER Christmas, so I have to figure something out there as far as gift giving.
I'll make do. Just venting my personal drama.....