On Town in Finland Incentivizes The Creation of Future Taxpayers

We had a baby bonus in Australia I think it was about $5000 though. You got the money in installments over 3 months. It changed in March this year though

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 5:24 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

I managed to spend just under $15 all weekend- working 14 hour shifts really helps me not spend money

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm 0

On Privilege Check On Aisle Nine

@jquick Im the same, i had to google it

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 7:20 pm 0

On Privilege Check On Aisle Nine

I got 39 so not priveleged. You’re not privileged at all. You grew up with an intersectional, complicated identity, and life never let you forget it. You’ve had your fair share of struggles, and you’ve worked hard to overcome them. We do not live in an ideal world and you had to learn that the hard way. It is not your responsibility to educate those with more advantages than you, but if you decide you want to, go ahead and send them this quiz. Hopefully it will help.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Im working all weekend, so hopefully will spend very little money. Im going for post work drinks on Saturday or Sunday but as I know I will be exhausted after a 14 hour shift I have budgeted $20 for the weekend. Will let you know how it goes

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:14 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@goldsold good luck with the low spend weekend!

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Friday night chill at home Saturday -brunch with a friend, yoga and then dinner with another mate so maybe $80 Sunday- lunch and dinner so maybe $60. I also need to buy some friends birthday presents so another $40. Plus grocery and fuel about $250 for the whole weekend.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: March 2014 Check-in

@Stina thanks Stina! I have a dream of paying my mortgage off in under 10 years. Which gives me about 8 more to pay it off. Hopefully I can do it. As well as getting a rainy day savings of 6 months wages.

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 8:46 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: March 2014 Check-in

So I havent done this since December-oops Mortgage December - $272528.15 March - $264551.46 Holiday savings December - $4562 March - $6104.66 Rainy day savings December - $15550.20 March -$16441.54 And ive just started saving for a new car(using the bonus I got from work in march) March -$2000

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 7:29 pm 0

On Simplifying Student Loan Payments

@wrappedupinbooks this is similar to Australia, our loan system is called HELP. The percentage of your income you payback depends on how much you earn up to 8% is taken from you each pay if you earn about $100k a year (I think) But also we arent charged interest on our loans as they come from the government, its just indexed against the CPI

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 6:37 pm 0