We have finally done a thorough, formal, written down budget. We have worked out all the bills, including yearly bills, and how much needs to be set aside per pay. We now have our ‘living expenses’ part of the pay for all non regular items, including food, fun, fuel, savings, clothes, eating out/coffees etc. It’s not as much as I thought. How much do others budget for food per fortnight? We have myself, husband, and 8 month old. I’m trying to work out a reasonable amount to aim for. Also how much to others allow for ‘extras’ and unexpected expenses? Something always seems to come up, like small car repairs/oil changes. That makes it hard to stick to a budget!
Posted by Mum7654321, 28th April 2015