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Expenses - Last two days

June 24th, 2010 at 06:21 am

Yesterday we (me and DS) went to see the doctor. DS has got itchy skin in his legs and the skin is getting darker day by day. The doctor said either it could be dermatitis or some other fungal infection. Anyway we will get the results early next week. He has prescribed a cream, which we have it already, and kids under 16 are bulk billed by our GP. Therefore no expenses, but hangon we did spend some money. We bought a snack box chicken (KFC )and a cup cake totalling $ 6.45. Then I bought some groceries.

Chicken nuggets - 2 packets
Total $ 22

Again today I went to MYER to use my gift voucher which is going to expire soon. But I found nothing for $ 40, well nothing upto my expectations. So I went to Target to buy a coin purse for DS and spent about $ 23. (Ok, I agree it is an impulse buy)

Coin Purse
Nice grey colour scarf
Glove for DS

Then at BIGW
Drinking chocolate was on sale , bought one and saved $1.00

Mini Spinach and feta roll - $ 1.80

I don't know why I am spending without any income. I must control myself

Weekend expenses ! I think I am getting smarter

June 21st, 2010 at 04:02 am

Asian groceries - $ 30
Fruit and vegies - $ 23
Woolies - $ 49

Total = $ 102

Am I having $ 21 challenge? My grocery bill is way too low than normal. May be because I am at home and planning the meals wisely.....


June 18th, 2010 at 12:26 am


( ) Find a well paid permanent job.

() Pay atleast $ 10000 extra payment towards mortgage by end of 2010

( ) 10% gross salary towards superannuation

( ) Increase the EF from $ 5000 to 10000

( ) Buy an investment property ; save for the deposit

Others :

( ) Finish studies

( ) Spend more study time with DS

( ) Attend seminars/training for career enhancement.

Today's expenses

June 15th, 2010 at 11:31 am


Night cream - $ 14
Hair colour - $ 14
Eyebrow waxing - $ 12
Kmart - $ 5 ( DS TShirt; with 40% off)
Bus ticket - $ 24.50
Woolies - $ 11.40

Snowy mountains trip

June 11th, 2010 at 06:42 am

DS has asked us several times to take him to Snowy mountains, a ski resort in our area. We are planning for this long weekend.

June Expenses

June 11th, 2010 at 06:40 am

Last week expenses

Groceries (Woolworths) - $ 67.00
Asian groceries - $ 56.00
Electricity - $ 298 (for 3 months)
( I expect electricity exp will go up next quarter as winter has started. Yesterday it was freezing -2)
Water & Sewerage - $ 198 (for 3 months)
Childcare - $ 310

I paid all these with my last salary.... I feel a bit sad that I will not see any more money coming in my account......

Ooch! Stupid $360 phone expenses

June 3rd, 2010 at 08:47 am

My husband went overseas a couple of weeks ago taking his new iphone. He spoke with me last week,after his coversation I checked the usage and it was just $ 16.36.
When he called again I was stupid and said it's ok to talk longer and the roaming charges are cheap than I thought. But unfortunately the phone company's website updates once in 2 days and now the charges are $ 710. Our call credit is only $ 350. Of course he called me several times and we (Me & DS) spoke for long hours. I can't imagine my husband's reaction when he gets home......

Home phone and internet bills for the last six months :
Jan - $ 93 - bad
Feb - $ 83 - not bad
Mar - $ 80 - ok
Apr - $ 73 - good! This is what I had budgeted
May - $ 96 - too bad
Jun - $ 82 - Hmmmm...Ok

My goal = $ 75

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June 3rd, 2010 at 01:56 am

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