Good Grief! I had to check the date twice when I read this (and similar remarks). It's 2011 folks, not 1911.I suggest giving your wife less money. Go and do the food shopping with her. then give her an allowance for herself. say 30-50 a week
They're in debt and trying to get out of it - we're doing fine, husband has a good job but I'm not working anymore and I don't spend anywhere near €30 - €50 a week, more likely that in a month! If I need something then I'll spend or if I'm meeting friends out or something but that's all. If we were trying to get out of debt then I wouldn't be spending even that much.Good Grief! I had to check the date twice when I read this (and similar remarks). It's 2011 folks, not 1911.
+1You havent listed any entertainment expenses or gym etc... Make sure to include these in your budget so you dont accidently run over.
Ah well now he already said it wasn't the best idea. I know lots of people who aren't in the best financial place but still went on holidays this year. Mental health is very important too, you should do whatever it takes to stay healthy.I've followed this tread for a few months and greatly admire the way Tomtim has taken control and set out on the correct road. Like many peeps he is coming from a place where he did not understand his expenditure.
But then I see €950 on a holiday. I just don't understand this.
We are not in the difficulties that tomtim is in but still decided against holiday this year. I think people have to get this holiday idea out of their heads for a few yrs. Have a holiday at home in your own house with a few day trips with a picnic doing things you could not normally do while at work. A holiday is about changing the daily routine. e.g. having the dinner in the garden on a tuesday.
Phones + internet still at €115 / mth - this is unreal.
Find the lowest package available that gets a basic connection. We pay €45 / mth for all local calls (anytime) and 8mb internet to Vodafone. There is a €40 package with off-peak calls. Plus we allow €20 each for mobile. Total €85.