We are fortunate to earn good money. Our mortgage is huge, though. Our house has increased 60% since buying 6 years ago. I don't often worry about money, but earning a decent wage like my husband means we don't have to scrimp. We have good amount of savings for a rainy day and if it gets used up, we are fortunate that it doesn't take long to build it up again. As an example, in the last month, we have had so many bills that had to be paid, including
$750 tax bill
$551 business bill
2 x car rego and insurance ($1700)
$1000 medical bill for my husband
$320 medical bill for my daughter
And also we have had electricity, mobiles, Internet, childcare, mortgage.
plus my husband missed 8 days of work which he doesn't get paid for as he's self employed.
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15-05-2015 06:29 #463
But to cut corporate tax, and then benefits which help your average family - no way. The next election will be my first voting as a new Australia - and I cannot wait. I also told DH if he voted lib again he was out the door.
15-05-2015 06:47 #464
were by the sounds of it in a similar type of suburb. Whilst I don't mind the concept of kids sharing rooms our rooms are tiny, smaller than 3x3 there is going to come a point in the next 5-7 years we simply don't have space and need to upgrade. I work in the cbd and intend to continue to do so, I don't want to be over an hour each way commute just to get something cheaper ( plus I've done the maths, the extra travel time, plus additional transport costs works out cheaper to be closer in long run).
I'm 15km out of cbd and it's $9 a day in transport to get to work. Brisbane transport is one of the most expensive in the world.
I actually find 2nd hand for many items more expensive here. I rather buy new ( on sale) so if there's an issue I can take it back/ swap it.
We buy $3 clothes from kmart/big w/ target for the kids ( believe it or not cheaper than our local op shops).
I'm not dismissing your situation, just saying other parts of the country it physically can't be done.
We've joked about selling everything and moving cheaper location but reality is our life is here and that's not an option
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15-05-2015 07:03 #466
Whilst it is cheaper-500k for a nice house in the south or rent around $350 week...(Northern suburbs is around 800k now!)
There are NO jobs here. My DH commutes 2 HOURS each way to Sydney.
Same with my dad and brother.
It's slowly killing them
So whilst it's cheaper it's for a reason.
I would love to flee to Adelaide or somewhere but what price is leaving your family and friends behind?
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