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    Default *Spinoff* bills how much?

    So was just reading the household income thread and realized we are living a very expensive lifestyle......we have all our bills which I thought was normal but I think what we have to put away/pay each week for bills/rent/food etc is ridiculous! Each week I have to use $1500 for bills etc......that's $6000 a month! We have 2 car loans and that's our only debt at this point but are trying to save for a house.....

    So my question is how much do you need to put aside each week/month for bills/rent/mortgage etc?? Have you made any changes to cut costs???

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    I just upped it about 2 months ago
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    Wow that's a massive amount for bills!

    We put away $400 a fn for bills and $1000 a fn for our mortgage. Food and fuel is on top of these amounts tho.

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    Mortgage $280/week

    Groceries ~$200/week (2 adults, 2 teenagers and 3 cats)

    Utilities - $80/fortnight

    Petrol - $30/week

    Phones/Internet - $190/month

    Private health - $40/week

    Home/Car/Life/Income insurance - $150/month

    We don't have a car loan or anything like that, but we do have a ridiculous amount of cc debt that we're working on. I'm happy with most of the above, I just need to get the groceries down.


    Eta - so around $700 a week. But paying off cc takes that to about $900, add rates/water and probably $1000

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Under 500 a week.
    I just upped that about 2 months ago due rising electricity and insurance.

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    Same here. Normally takes care of everything, sometimes have a little left over even

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    We put away $1,000 a week. That includes:
    - mortgage
    - child care
    - groceries
    - two personal loans
    - Internet

    I also put money aside every week to save for high cost items like car registrations and services (we have two), utilities and rates . These amounts are also included in the $1,000 above.

    We live fairly frugally but comfortably. I'm a bit of a budget freak and love designing spread sheets so I have it all accounted for and worked out in excel!

    Eta: this does not include petrol or gym costs, they come from my person spending budget. Which is $300ish a week.
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    Around $500 a week I'd say.

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    We have 2 houses no other debt, we own 3 cars. We have no credit cards (DH has one for his work expenses but is all paid by his company)

    I have estimated we pay 10 000 yr in land rates, water, elec, gas car regos, insurance etc however we are very lucky my DH has a very good job with great perks. We don't pay for petrol, or phone/ Internet his company pays for top private cover for our family as well as 500 dental per person.

    If you include food and nappies you can prob double it??

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    $6850 a mth.

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    About $1400 a week for all bills paid including groceries, mortgge etc.


 

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