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    Default Minimum weekly expenses?

    Ours is $650 a week that includes
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    Mobile x2
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    Foxtel
    Cleaner

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    Default Minimum weekly expenses?

    $1,600 pw!! That's putting aside money for annual bills too.
    Rent, fuel, daycare, credit card, groceries, mortgage, rego, car insurances (car, life, health, house, landlords, contents) mobiles, electricity, Internet, rates and swimming lessons.

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    $1550 a week goes into our bills account. That doesn't include an extra $250 for food and fuel.

    The bills account covers: rent, PHI, contents insurance, DH mobile, my mobile, internet, car rego, car insurance, car servicing, electricity, swimming lessons, education fund, childcare fees (though this will drop once the CCR/CCB is taken into consideration, but we haven't started childcare yet, I've just worked it into our budget). I feel like I've forgotten something else, but I can't think what it would be.

    Obviously it's not the bare minimum - we could maybe cut down on some of these (eg cheaper phone/internet, use less electricity, find cheaper insurance).

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    im not really sure to be honest

    the only money we own to anyone is our mortgage.
    we dont have foxtel or private health cover . ds starts school in two weeks and is going public so the cost for school is minimal on a weekly basis .

    we just have the regular things to pay like
    food (i shop fortnightly )
    mortgage
    electricity
    car rego and insurance x2 (which we pay annually)
    petrol
    home phone /net
    mobiles x2
    rates (annually)
    home building and content insurance
    car servicing (this comes 2 times a year for 2 cars ....well df is a bit bad and only gets his once a year )

    if i had to pull a figure of it divided out to weekly thruout the year is say minimum of $1000 a week for basic expenses

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    Default Minimum weekly expenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    Ours is $650 a week that includes
    Mortgage
    Food
    Power
    Fuel
    Insurance
    Rates
    Water
    Mobile x2
    Internet
    Foxtel
    Cleaner
    Wow!! Can you do my finances?

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    Default Re: Minimum weekly expenses?

    Mine is around $750 per week

    That includes

    Rent
    Power
    Mobile x 2
    Food
    Fuel
    $50 spending money each for dp and I
    2 horse riding lessons
    1 weeks agistment
    Food for the horse for 1 week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    Wow!! Can you do my finances?
    I'm positive our mortgage is a lot smaller then everyone else

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    Ours is $825

    This includes food, rent, petrol, electricity, gas, mobile phones, Savings, Rego / car services, water, car insurance, bus tickets, gardening, hairdresser, swimming and music school for dd

    We get free internet cause dh works for a internet provider

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    Quote Originally Posted by ourbradybunch View Post
    Hi

    Out of curiosity & because I think I'm doing something wrong $ wise, what's your bare minimum weekly expenses?

    Mine is 1250. This includes rent, CS, food, fuel, phi, utilities, home phone, mobile, Internet, foxtel, life insurances, car & contents insurance, catholic school fees & car repayment.

    I just find it depressing, surely I'm not the only one feeling this way

    That's roughly our income, after school fees have been deducted from DH's salary (he works at the school

    Our mortgage is only small, but we put more into it than the minimum - a total of $340 a week
    We have rates and exorbitant house insurance
    No car loan - we dipped into the redraw on our home loan to upgrade our car last year, but the baby bonus is paying that off
    Life insurance is through super
    No foxtel - there's 16 free channels with nothing to watch, why pay for more


    We just buy what we need, and the occasional want, and not everything we want
    We eat well, but mostly at home
    We travel to Brisbane at least once a year

    ETA:I think we are fairly well off
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    $1500 per week which includes mortgage, utility accounts, insurances, food.
    We eat well, I don't buy cheap brand crap, we have 3 dogs and they are fed descent dog food, our boys eat lots of fruit and veggies and we are meat eaters so that's a huge part of the shopping bill.


 

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