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    Following - so interesting to read. We will eventually be going down to 1 income so reading about everyone else's expenses and budgeting ideas is a huge help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mmumm View Post
    Takeaways/dinner out $20 a month?!?!
    I'm living in the wrong area. I can't get a coffee for me and milkshakes for kids for under $20. My budget would be blown by 10am day 1 of the month. I wish I had the discipline to be so controlled but I just can't.
    Yes this is quite a tight buget I guess, so takeaway once a month would be hot chips from the local takeaway shop (about $10 for chips for 5 people, drinks etc from home), or we buy a hot chicken for $11 & have chicken & salad (& then I use the chicken carcass to make bone broth), etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    Yes this is quite a tight buget I guess, so takeaway once a month would be hot chips from the local takeaway shop (about $10 for chips for 5 people, drinks etc from home), or we buy a hot chicken for $11 & have chicken & salad (& then I use the chicken carcass to make bone broth), etc.
    ETA - I would pack a travel mug of coffee & go to a park instead of having coffee out. A coffee out with the kids would cost us at least $20 too. I tend to meet at people's houses or parks etc instead of cafe's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I agree with @ExcuseMyFrench. I struggle to wrap my head around budgets for things like take always for $20 a month. What kind of meal would that actually be?
    For my family (7 people)
    I could do pizza for that or just chips. But about it.
    For $30 we can do fish n chips.
    For Chinese etc... it would 40 to 50.

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    Gosh it must be budget take away I'm in Sydney. We only really get Thai takeaway but it is always at least $50 for 5 people and that is with my 3 children sharing 2 dishes.

    Normally our order is

    2 x chicken fried rice
    1 x pad suki or similar
    1 x chicken garlic and pepper or similar
    1 x steamed rice
    1 x spring rolls or money bags

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    Our mortgage expenses are massive.. MASSIVE. But we own 5 properties (4 investment properties in Bondi beach and our house in Sydney's North shore, minimum house price here is 1.2m - for those that wanted context, but we bought our house when prices were lower). The investments are all positively geared. The extra cash from the investment properties helps with our home loan.
    I am impressed! How did you manage to secure so many properties?

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    http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/mon...-four-numbers/

    just saw this on fb, found it very interesting. 4 different men on 4 very different annual incomes discuss money and lifestyle.

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    Default If your a sahm/dad how much income?

    @witherwings I agree, our indulgences are a nice car (although we only have one, which we share), nice food & wine (although cut back on that a fair bit since bub) and as much travel as budget/time allows. I don't spend much on clothes/shoes/makeup either. I'm pretty partial to a nice handbag though 😜
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    For my family (7 people)
    I could do pizza for that or just chips. But about it.
    For $30 we can do fish n chips.
    For Chinese etc... it would 40 to 50.
    I wouldn't buy take away pizza for $20. I know I could but I also know my kids wouldn't eat it. Maybe when they're teenagers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/mon...-four-numbers/

    just saw this on fb, found it very interesting. 4 different men on 4 very different annual incomes discuss money and lifestyle.
    Thanks for posting this - so very interesting

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