Mamamia’s What My Salary Gets Me asks Australians to record a week in their financial lives. Kind of like a sex diary but with money. So not like a sex diary at all. We still find out the best-kept secrets though. We discover what women are really spending their hard-earned cash on. Nothing is too outrageous or too sacred.This week, a 30-year-old from Sydney shares her money diary.
Salary: $70K + super
Job: Working in PR.
Housing: Living with partner and kids.
Watch: Simple budgeting with a banana. Post continues below.
Outgoing Monthly Expenses:
Transport (Uber, Opal, and Fuel): $280
Eating Out: $160
Shopping (Clothes, electronics, online, gifts other): $800
Health Insurance: $165
Music instruments and subscriptions: $191
Fitness Membership: $20
Groceries and Rent: $1200
Savings for Parents: $2200
Lifelong Savings: $9500
Holiday Savings: $400
*Note that these spendings are from my personal everyday transactions account. I have another joint account with my partner which we use for shared expenses- some of which are mentioned below.