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
I managed to spend just under $15 all weekend- working 14 hour shifts really helps me not spend money
@jquick Im the same, i had to google it
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.
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
@goldsold good luck with the low spend weekend!
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.
@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.
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
@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