How much spending money a week?
Posted 08 June 2006 - 01:53 PM
I don't mean the necessities like groceries, petrol, bills; but things like coffees, lunch/dinner out, movies, magazines etc.
We try to give ourselves $20 each a week and then if we don't spend it during the week we can do take out on the weekend, a few drinks with friends etc. This doesn't include organised drinks/dinners for other people.
I've found it a great way to stop spending during the week. I used to buy a lot more takeaway coffees than I do now, I never buy lunch and most weeks my money disappears for odds and ends we forgot to buy in the weekly grocery shop.
Posted 08 June 2006 - 02:47 PM
Now that we are saving like mad to go overseas I've cut my spending down to only $50 per week. Mind you though, I often buy stuff we need out of this or buy something for H2B (if he doesn't have money in his wallet). So in reality, I probably only get about $20-30 a week for myself. Sometimes less.
Posted 08 June 2006 - 03:26 PM
But we usually do "out" things maybe 2-3times a month? so maybe an average of $25pw? maybe? but like I said, its not weekly things, its more occasional over a month.
Posted 08 June 2006 - 03:36 PM
HTB, on the other hand, buys AT LEAST 4 new DVDs a week. It doesn't bother me. We can afford it, and he works hard for his money
Posted 08 June 2006 - 04:17 PM
Posted 11 June 2006 - 10:26 AM
Posted 11 June 2006 - 10:58 AM
Most of our pay is allocated the minute it goes into the account which puts us on a short leash until we're paid again. We find that works best. So I pay or allocate all the money we'll need for the next fortnight and then see what's left over (usually not much). If we are having a good fortnight, then I will start to think of the extras we could buy in advance, for example, gifts for Christmas or putting extra money against our debts or going to the hairdresser or something. But only if the money is spare that fortnight, if it isn't, then we just wait until it is.
Occasionally we do go out to dinner and to the movies and we rent dvd's and if we need new clothes or something then we get them but we don't have the mindset that we can get them whenever. I'm always doing the subtraction in my head and see what's left in the account!
Anyway, so I voted less than $20.
Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:24 PM
But having said that, we generally don't go over the top. We never buy lunches, Hubby might buy an iced coffee or a can of soft drink. But only with money taken from our change dish.
We don't really buy magazines or dvds/cds. We tend to rent dvds or borrow them from friends.
When we do go out for someones birthday (for example) we do splurge. But as it's not that regular of an occurence, we find it's okay to do.
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 08:57 PM
The only thing we will buy weekly is beer and wine and lottery tickets so about £30 for two of us. We go out on a date once a month as a treat.
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 10:20 PM
Posted 11 June 2006 - 10:25 PM
But really if I need/want more money I just take it out, we are living well within our means - just trying to get ahead on the mortgage so we can afford to send our (at present non-existent) kids to good schools and have awesome holidays
Posted 13 June 2006 - 11:11 PM
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