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    We do $80/ft each. When DH initially proposed it I thought I wouldnt cope but it's easy. It's for non essentials like lunches, magazines, coffee etc. we do cheat occasionally & spend a bit more at times. when I was on my own I spent a lot more & always had money trouble. Now we save & I don't have to worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahly View Post
    Coffee, iTunes, drinks, meals out, holidays, treats, excursions, something I want - is that what you mean?
    Ah so things like holidays are included? Do you then save part of your allowance for those bigger things?

    Sorry I am so nosey lol

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    Dh & I each get $10 per week. That is for.coffee, lunches out, clothes, New socks & undies, etc. It's not a huge amount but its all we can afford, and we do ok. I do admit to feeling a pang of jealousy at reading some of the $$$ that people in this thread are spending every week!

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    I dont have a specific allowance, but pretty much what ever is left over after everything that needs to be bought for the girls, my $100 per fortnight is put into my savings account and $25 for each DD per fortnight is put away into their accounts, the $30 per month for my proactiv and how ever much for the Internet is paid and what ever is left is my play money. It works out to be about $100 a week but that's for me and the girls.

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    DH and i get $140 each per week. This covers all non essentials and can be spent on whatever we want.

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    we give ourselves $25 a week each.

    But we're homebodies and don't end up using it... so we save it all up and then when big unexpected costs hit we go.. "oh hang on, i've got money that will cover that" lol...

    Then we type how much we 'owe' ourselves in a doc. ... I'm 'owed' about $1700 at the moment..

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    DH and I budget $50 a week each but being a WAHM I usually don't spend mine so DH ends up with it all.

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    $50 per week.
    Spent on whatever I want, usually coffee, clothes which my kids don't need, books.
    Anything I want but don't need.

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    I don't really have a set amount as I don't drink coffee out, take my own lunches etc but whatever is left over after I've paid my bills and set aside money for savings. In saying that, it's just about ALWAYS blown on extra trips to grocery shops for fresh food and DS so it's actually very rare that I spend money purely on me. I think if you're struggling to save a set amount is important, although I can't see why someone would need more than $100 per week.

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    DH and I get $50 each per week, but when I can I save at least $20 of it and often all of it.

    He spends his on takeout etc


 

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