How much spending money a week?
Posted 21 July 2006 - 04:02 AM
Hubbie has a very strict budget because he has to be - his income is reasonable, but not enough to be frivolous. I think he allocates himself about $20-30 a week on 'random' spending, which he generally spends on lunches. I make enough money so that I don't need to worry about my spending. I feel a bit guilty about that sometimes (in comparison to hubbie) but lots of my random spending is on stuff for both of us, not just me -e.g., eating out, things for the house etc. I probably spend $200 or so on dinners, taxis, magazines, manicures etc.
Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:47 AM
I've enjoyed it though but have decided that I will allocate myself $50 a week from now on in. Today is my pay day so it's a good day to start.
Shane and I still have separate accounts so I don't know what he does.... we just make sure our bills are paid and are always accumulating more.... stuff.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:57 PM
We are the same opinion as Little Poppett.
We still have separate accounts - and steve's money is used for savings/mortgage.
We live off mine, so after bills are paid and I put some away into savings - whatever is left is for spending - most likely on a new pair of shoes or clothing for myself!
Steve is like most guys I would say - he doesnt spend a lot of himself - maybe the odd mag but every now and then he splashes out on a bigger ticket item.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 09:45 PM
I'm not sure how hubby budgets as we have separate personal accounts, but essentially I pay whatever I need to come pay day, take out $300 for petrol, parking, groceries (for us both) and fun then put whatever is left in savings.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 11:49 PM
I will make sure we have enough to cover the week's mortage payment & bills.. then the rest is spent right down to the last dollar (admittedly by me, H2B doesn't spend much at all).
Our biggest luxury is eating out. Currently we have about 2-3 takeaway dinners a week, eat out for lunch maybe 3 times a week (each/together), and go out for coffee maybe twice a week. I estimate this would cost us around $150 per week?
But we do save in other areas - we don't spend a lot at the supermarket, and we don't spend much on DVDs, clothes or going out to the movies.
Some weeks we spend more than other weeks; it's hard to budget because our income varies greatly form week to week.
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