Quoting Queen Aries Baby:" its basically only applied to basic living expenses now a days sad but true. but i mean i gues not everyone slpurges the same."
Well, when I get child support, I get - max - $~250 a month. That's like nothing. So if LO needs clothes, I'll pick her up some at a consignment shop (for now or the next season). She constantly needs new shoes, her feet grow like freakin' weeds, so usually I buy a couple pairs of shoes (you can tell how rarely I get child support). If I'm late on a bill, I might apply it there... but I try to save a lot because I know I won't get "extra" help for her birthday or Christmas.
If I got more, I'm sure it would be different. If I got it consistently, it would be way different.