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How much do you live on after bills are paid

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Gaskin24 Sat 30-Jul-16 07:55:34

Hi everyone . I'm new to mums net and was wondering how much as a faily you have left to live on per month after bills are paid ?

The reason I ask is because we spend everything we have every month and sometimes dip into savings, and we don't have a lavish life style .

we are a family of 4 with a 2 year old and a 9 week old and after all bills are paid inc mortgage etc we have about £1k . We are on 1 wage as I'm on maternity leave at the moment . The £1k is to include petrol which is about £150 a month and food . We don't go out much but we do have a take away once a week. I spend about £100 a week at sainsburys but then we seem to top up in the week .
Any advice and budgeting tips would be great ? Xx

VioletBam Sat 30-Jul-16 07:56:41

Go to Aldi instead of Waitrose and you'll spend 50 instead of 100.

lovealatte Sat 30-Jul-16 08:01:28

Try to switch to own brands rather than branded stuff where possible. Loose fruit and veg instead of packaged or pre sliced. Aldi can be great - often sells wine beer and cider which is much cheaper and just as nice.

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