I get 347.00 PPP and 190 FTB. my partner only gets 330 week after tax (23.00 tax).
we pay $300 rent each week
we live 42 kms from his work so tht eats up $10-$20 per day in petrol travelling 5-6 days a week. (depending on which car we drive commodore takes around $100+ a week petrol).
we have around $300 before bills,food,petrol.
My partner sacrifices 84 hours a fortnight for his sh&t wage starting 2am and 6am alternating days. considering his nearly 30 and getting paid a lousy 8bucks an hour.
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25-09-2010 21:19 #81Senior Member
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25-09-2010 21:26 #82
We average about $400 sometimes $500 after rent on one income plus ppp. It sucks big time... We have about $80/100 a week to either save or have fun it's not
living but hopefuly once DP is fully qualified life will be much easier!!
25-09-2010 21:42 #83
Wow... I shouldn't have read this thread... now I feel poor we have around $500 a week after rent.
Funny thing is... we don't struggle.. sure it may take us longer to pay off big bills, and we can't buy expensive things, but we live comfortably most weeks and I never really feel like I'm going without? The only thing that bothers me constantly is that we don't have any savings.
I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I had $1000+ pw!!
03-03-2012 21:45 #84
04-03-2012 01:13 #85-
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our weekly budget is:
(no power bills)
Groceries: $100 (including all cleaning products etc. no nappies/formula as we use cloth/boobs)
Fuel: $30 (we live 15km from town)
Car/house insurance: $25
Car reg: $10
Savings $100 (DD has $250 a month into her account, and we 'borrowed' money from our savings which we are repaying)
so $ 450 per week.
04-03-2012 03:00 #86
Omg, why did I read back through this thread !!! I know it's old but we don't even earn what lots of people seem to have left after housing...
We have MAX $500wk after rent - but we still have a land loan to pay out of that which is approx $200. So $300 a wk for rates, other bills, groceries etc. No wonder we never have any money.
04-03-2012 03:24 #87
After tax and mortgage, around $2900.. after bills/savings, around $1500-2000.
04-03-2012 03:27 #88
In saying that though, we are living rent free in a mining town and are only contributing $860 a month to our mortgage as someone is renting out our house.
04-03-2012 08:09 #89
04-03-2012 08:31 #90
I do it fortnightly, and have $450/fn left after I pay for the house, and have to pay off a car and pay school fees before I can even look at bills, groceries and food.
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