Today’s Great Mate Debate is live with Kelly and Graham, parents of two. They are struggling financially and trying to figure out ways to cut back. Kelly wants to get rid of cable and just use Netflix and Hulu. Graham says that will only save them $150 a month and getting rid of the second car would be a much better option. He thinks that will save about $450 a month. Kelly fears that if they got rid of the second car that would turn her in to a chauffer because she is a stay at home mom and she wants no part of that.
Steve thinks of both as a necessity and invites us all to join him in the land of freedom that is being single. Slacker says that if he were to be single again, he still has to pay pretty much everything the same way because he has two kids. Once a jury member brought up the fact that Graham is the “bread winner” and it should be his decision, both Slacker and Steve worry that this is going to get to be a bigger argument…
Whose side are you on?
Personally, I’m on Kelly’s side. Yes, getting rid of the car would save more money but it would also be much more of a hassle. I do think though that she should look in to getting a part-time job and that would help with finances too. Or she should become an “Extreme Couponer”!