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    Default Minimum weekly expenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1CrazyMoose View Post
    Minimum in our house is $1000 per week. All bills and living costs per month divided by 4 gave me this figure. Our insurances etc are our biggest costs.

    So this is mortgage (which is less then $300 per week) car loan, all insurances (life, health, house, cars, contents) groceries, phone, Internet, etc etc
    This sums us up pretty much. Ours is $1060 a week and that's all bills divided into a weekly figure. We only rent however for $300p/w.

    Our biggest costs are my car insurance $150 p/m, the phones $166 p/m and my car loan.

    We can get that cost down by getting rid of the phone plans and getting the loan paid off which would lower out insurance too and save us $200-$230 a week.

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    Mortgage $430
    Fuel $50
    Water $20
    Rates $20
    Credit Card debt $50
    Internet and phone $25
    Mobiles $25
    Then we have groceries, school fees, extras like licences, rego's and more..

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    Wow after looking at what u guys are paying either I am doing something wrong or we live in a very expensive town (i say its the expensive town) but our minimum weekly bills comes to $1300!
    Mortgage - $640
    Car - $120
    Fuel - $100
    Food - $200( sometimes less)
    C/card - $25
    Mobiles, net, home insurance - $70
    Rates, power, water, regos etc - $200
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    I put the bare min in for fuel - kids take school bus which helps.

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    Default Minimum weekly expenses?

    Ours is about $1250 per week including
    Mortgage
    Electricity
    Health insurance
    Home and contents insurance
    Car rego and insurance
    Phone/mobiles/Internet
    Gym membership
    Rates/water bills
    Car servicing
    Groceries
    Fuel

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    ... Drive me crazy. But we don't eat pasta, potatoes, rice, processed meat... I find when we are eating that its soooo much cheaper. We just seem to be getting further and further behind each week.
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    I just did our budget last night. We can cover everything with just over $1000/ week, but that doesn't include clothes, presents, medical expenses, any entertainment, pocket money or savings.
    $1500/ week would be comfortable.

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    Forgot to add in home and contents insurance $20
    Car insurance $10

    The girls want to do dancing this year too will cost is $50 a week

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    Mine's only about $300/week! That excludes yearly things like car insurance though.....plus it's just DS and I living in a very cheap rental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Makes you wonder how people survive on things like unemployment benefits or minimum wage doesn't it?!! Mine would easily be over $1000 a week
    We never have money to do anything, go anywhere.. the petrol is rationed out, kids have to ask before grabbing a piece of fruit


 

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