After we save? About 1000-1300 per fortnight, groceries come out of that.
I just did the budget and things will be a bit tighter when we go on mat leave and worse when we purchase a new house. Then it will be about 700 a fortnight, a bit more when DH works more.
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27-06-2014 16:57 #31
27-06-2014 16:58 #32
After bills. Food and petrol about 20 to 50 a fortnight which is normally enough but some weeks are tougher if a few kids getting invited somewhere or break their shoes etc... but hey that's life.
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27-06-2014 18:53 #33Senior Member
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We completely live off DH's pay and then have around $800 f/n left from that. My salary is separated into savings account/play money/super contribution, and that's just under 3100 a fortnight.
We do separate my pay now and live off the one income because we know what it's like to do it tough and be scraping change in the car for bread. Life can change so quickly.
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27-06-2014 19:50 #34
27-06-2014 19:59 #35Senior Member
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We have just gone through my budget, as we just couldn't get on top of things :/
We have 100/wk for living expenses that is transferred into our account.
Then we have a weekend business that mainly deals with cash, which means we could have anywhere from 200-500/wk for groceries, fuel and any other non accounted for bills.
But 'they' pay our car payments, rent, foxtel, insurances, other debts etc.
27-06-2014 20:08 #36
Probably around $500 a fortnight (it feels like a lot less after groceries, nappies, house repairs etc.). This is a vast improvement over a few weeks ago though, DHs hours were cut back for a month or so.
27-06-2014 20:27 #37
Probably around $500 week when I include all bills.
I just roughly worked out our weekly bills and it's a bit scary
Childcare $248 (rebate paid to centre, 2 kids in care 3 days a week)
Before and after school care $37.50 (3 days a week for 1 child)
Home phone and internet $55
Home Insurance $20
Third party property damage $6
Workers' comp $40
Public liability $20
Private health $40
Swimming lessons $30 (for 2 kids)
Gym memberships $32 (this includes mine, my husband's plus the gym crèche which is a flat rate of $12 week for my 3 kids.
There are more bills. Things like 1 x rego that I have not included in weekly bills above. There are others that I can't think of right now.
It's a bit depressing writing them all out
27-06-2014 20:41 #38
I have $150 one week $250 the next.. That has to do petrol in a v6 (trying to get smaller, cheaper car!) groceries, and everything else kids need.
Time to go back to work!
27-06-2014 21:33 #39
After bills (if I don't include credit cards) we have $1150 p/fn including my FTB (which will be less come July 1st, about $1000). From that we try and pay a lot on our credit cards as we have a fair amount of debt, the rest goes to groceries and any other necessities. No savings until we're debt free! We are very lucky that our rent is very little and we own both our cards outright (they're older).
I am a terrible grocery shopper and our grocery bill is so much bigger than it needs to be, trying to save there. And less coffee when out!
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29-06-2014 16:15 #40Junior Member
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After I pay all the bills (not including groceries and petrol)I have between $30-100 left. It depends if it centerlink/childsupport week or not
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