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by , 05-30-2009 at 05:38 PM (1457 Views)
So here are the bills and outgoings that me and DBF have

Mortgage: 330
Rent: 90
Council Tax: 90
Gas: 35
Water: 25
Electric: 25
TV Licence: 11
Contents Cover: 15
Life Cover: 34
Dentist: 30
Car Insurance: 59
Car Loan: 140
Bank Loan: 118
Total Outgoings: 1002

Food: 100
Petrol: 100
Other: 50

My Pay: (after tax's) 370 x 2 = 740
DBF Pay: (after tax's) 390 x 2 = 780
Total: = 1520
Left Over: = 268

The rent we pay is to cover the buildings insurance and for upkeep of the grounds and car park. The flat is a building in a housing association area so any work that needs to be done the building they have to do and the rent covers that, last Christmas they replaced all the guttering and fascias on every building.

The bank loan ends in October and the car insurance will go down in October too. The car is paid off in Jan 2011.

I have a calendar with all the dates on it and how much goes out so ican keep track.

I & DBF have got small CC balances totalling about 200 but they are being paid off currently. I got two big-ish dentist bills i had to put on there. Good thing is that DBF's CC get us reward points for the supermarket we shop at so we get more money off vouchers

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Updated 05-30-2009 at 05:41 PM by Bournecrazy



  1. frugal-fannie's Avatar
    Your food and house payment seem real inexpensive. Every one has been telling me how expensive food is in England. I am going to send a suitcase full of food with my son when he visits.
  2. Bournecrazy's Avatar
    haha, well i shop only the the things i need and i get the store own brands i only go shopping every two weeks tho.

    It looks inexpensive but if you look at it i get paid much less pay then the average US salary. But saying that most people i have spoken too say it is a good deal.
  3. Debbie-cat's Avatar
    Great budget and you are really organized! Way to go!
  4. Bournecrazy's Avatar
    we'll see how organised i am in a few months lol might be a different story. lol.