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    Default Once your bills are paid...

    ...how much have you left over for the rest of your pay period?

    And by bills I mean utilities, rent, transport, repayments etc. Fixed bills that must be paid and don't really change.

    How much have you left for variables like groceries, clothes, entertainment etc?

    I have $250 or so but I find it hard to keep to that and I'm dipping into savings. Our grocery bill is high because we have allergies. I'm just wondering what other people spend, and where you cut back.
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    after bills and rent and car expenses and food (i consider this the most essential as kids need food) i have around $700 a fortnight left.

    my partner after his bills has around $800 left a fortnight.

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    DP and I probably have about $800 each leftover per fortnight.

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    I don't have a budget. Too depressing.

    But I can tell you that it wouldn't be much at all. Some weeks I don't have enough for groceries, let alone anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I don't have a budget. Too depressing.

    But I can tell you that it wouldn't be much at all. Some weeks I don't have enough for groceries, let alone anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I don't have a budget. Too depressing.

    But I can tell you that it wouldn't be much at all. Some weeks I don't have enough for groceries, let alone anything else.
    I remember being like this when I was a sole parent. It frickin sucks. Being able to share rent and expenses with another person leaves me with way more money than what I used to have.

    Huge hugs.

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    Usually around $450 for a fortnight if there haven't been unexpected bills. That's before the cost of food.

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    About $1300 for hubby and I per fortnight but we spend a big chunk of that on groceries ($750ish) so that's where we could cut back. And eating out getting coffees etc we're shocking for that.

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    Um it varies for us cos my DH earns different each week, on average after bills and rent, about $800 a week.

    Then we spend $150 on groceries and $80 on fuel for my car and his bike. The rest is savings, extracurriculars, etc.

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    It varies a lot with us, because we're not on two full incomes (DH works casually and some weeks he doesn't get any shifts).

    On average probably $300 per week, which really doesn't stretch far. Last week we were only left with $125 after all the bills were paid. I have to dig into our savings on weeks like this.


 

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