...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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27-06-2014 06:32 #1
Once your bills are paid...
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27-06-2014 06:35 #2-
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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.
27-06-2014 06:46 #3
DP and I probably have about $800 each leftover per fortnight.
27-06-2014 07:00 #4Senior Member
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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.
27-06-2014 07:06 #5
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27-06-2014 07:29 #7
Usually around $450 for a fortnight if there haven't been unexpected bills. That's before the cost of food.
27-06-2014 07:39 #8-
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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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27-06-2014 07:41 #9
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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27-06-2014 08:11 #10
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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