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    My budget has $120 a fortnight for hubby and $140 a fortnight for me.
    Our spending money includes money for clothing, that's why mine is higher cos i buy more clothes (bras, maternity stuff etc).

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    We don't really have a set budget as such but I've noticed I don't spend as much now I'm back at work! We both eat out for lunch a few times a week and coffees daily ( actually less eating out as now I make DS lunch every day for school I make extra for us most days) Id probably spend a bit more than DH every week , he gets his hair cut every 4 weeks and me every 6 weeks, our wages can vary every month so I suppose I pay more attention to spending on a slower month!

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    No set budget here either although occasionally I tell husband we need a light month spending if we have had some big expenses (house repairs, booked a holiday, unexpected purchase - eg last month had to replace fridge and dryer). My husband is not a spender, I am, but given I'm the one who takes care of family finances I know exactly where we stand and never go overboard.

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    I don't have a set budget and know I spend more than I should on impulse buys. It's usually stuff for the kids or food. I also eat out for lunch at work about 2-3 times a week.
    I do spend within my means though. There's also heaps of things I don't spend money on.

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    We don't have a set budget. We just buy as we need/want.

    I take $30 a fortnight for my morning coffee. I normally take my lunch but will buy it about once a month. DH buys a morning coffee and will buy his lunch about once a week so probably $60 a fortnight.

    DH gets a season pass for snowboarding plus whatever gear he needs for the season (some years pants / board / boots etc but luckily never all in the same year) and that's normally around $1000.

    I get my hair done about every 8 weeks, plus waxing, mani & pedis etc.

    So at different times one of us is spending more then the other, just depends on what we need.

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    We started a fairly strict budget/money allocation a few years ago. We each get $200 a fortnight to spend on anything we want, no questions asked etc.
    Things like gym membership etc are covered in our broader family budget, and we do have some shared cash we can use for coffees/takeaway etc so that 'spending' money is more for clothes, entertainment etc.
    I struggle with only $100 a week. DH stock piles it somehow 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    We started a fairly strict budget/money allocation a few years ago. We each get $200 a fortnight to spend on anything we want, no questions asked etc.
    Things like gym membership etc are covered in our broader family budget, and we do have some shared cash we can use for coffees/takeaway etc so that 'spending' money is more for clothes, entertainment etc.
    I struggle with only $100 a week. DH stock piles it somehow 😂
    he should donate you some of his then! 😂

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    We don't allocate.

    We try to save as much as possible, however if one of us wants wants to do or buy something **within reason**, then we can do that without asking.

    Up to $200 per spend, I wouldn't mention it to hubby, over $200 I would, just out of courtesy.


 

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