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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I don't even know how to budget to write it down :/
    The www.moneysmart.gov.au website has some great tools and tips in it for budgeting if you wanted to take a look

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    Quote Originally Posted by ourbradybunch View Post
    Hi

    Out of curiosity & because I think I'm doing something wrong $ wise, what's your bare minimum weekly expenses?

    Mine is 1250. This includes rent, CS, food, fuel, phi, utilities, home phone, mobile, Internet, foxtel, life insurances, car & contents insurance, catholic school fees & car repayment.

    I just find it depressing, surely I'm not the only one feeling this way
    The things i can see that you can change is....
    not having Foxtel or mobiles, or switching to prepaid mobile.
    Trying to lower your weekly food bill
    Getting a lower plan for your internet and home ph connection.
    Finding a house with cheaper rent
    Turn off all elec appliances when not using them, dont use a dryer etc etc.
    Finding cheaper insurance
    Moving house to a cheaper rental
    Selling car and downgrading to a cheaper one

    How much do you spend on food each week ?

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    My food budget is $175 per week:/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ourbradybunch View Post
    My food budget is $175 per week:/
    Thats awesome id be happy with that ! For how many people may i ask ?

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    Ours is $1152 for

    Rent
    Food
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    Doesn't include school which was about $450(?) for uniforms, fees and supplies so far this year.

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    $840 for all basic expenses and bills. Doesn't include clothes or medical. That's for DH,me and DD. we rent.

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    a week

    rent
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    telstra
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    2 x loans
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    ranging 500 - 600 per week depending on if we get mobile phone credit

    and we can barely afford that lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dragon View Post
    Thats awesome id be happy with that ! For how many people may i ask ?
    2a & 2-4k, depends as we have kids coming & going. I need to cut back in ways but food probably isn't possible

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    ours is about 1000 for food, fuel, elec, gas, insurances, phones, internet, daycare, car inc maintenance, mortgage, land/water rates, water use and DS private school fees.

    3 adults and 2 kids
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