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.
Monday- Day One
I get up at 8am, drop the kids off to school, then head to work.
On my way into the office, I buy a skimmed latte, $3.54. I make toast with the bread provided at work and I've brought my own lunch from home, like a good girl.
At around 4pm, I decide I’m in the mood for some hot chocolate so I buy myself one, $3.54. My travel to and from work costs $8.96.
Daily Total: $16.04
Tuesday - Day Two
I get up, drop the kids the kids at school then drive to pick up some coffee and breakfast for my partner and I, $19.