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|Subject: Woohoo! One step closer to FIRE...||Date: 9/11/2003 8:36 AM|
|Author: prim69||Number: 698 of 5144|
*X-posted to budgeting board*
This is what my budget looked like yesterday (fortnightly figures, in Australian dollars, so some of the amounts may look a bit odd):
No problem with it. It's what I've been following for nearly 12 months now, & it allowed for everything I spend, & with a fortnightly income of $1772, everything balanced out.
I was flicking through the local paper, & came across a house to rent. Close to school, new kitchen, I even looked at it a month or so ago but decided that the $280 they were asking per week was not enough below my current $330 per week to move (I have a pool, fully air cond. etc - thought I liked my creature comforts too much!)
Now, they are advertising it at $200 per week. That's $130 less than what I'm paying now! I put in an application, & she rang me back pretty much straight away to say I had been approved!!
Now I have an extra $130 per week to put into my savings! For that price, I will buy an annual family membership to the local swimming pool ($172 per family) and still come out $6588 per year ahead, by my calculations. Cool!
So financial freedom, here I come.
*celebrating down under*
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