Okay thanks. Kids would be in my care almost 100%. Not sure how much CS he would pay- his income last year was about $38,000 inc overtime. Otherwise his pay is about $34,000 per year. I don't know what I'm going to do. I have been looking for work for months. Right now I have just completed an application with selectrion criteria that has taken me more than 3 hours to write! I need to get a job asap. Other than selling my car ($100 a week loan through a friend with minimal interest) and catching a bus to school (8km) and trying to reduce my $200 per week shopping budget, I don't know what to do. Here is my list:
Rent- $280 p/w (going up to $300 in a couple of months)
Groceries $200 p/w (includes all 7 meals of the week plus school snacks, bread and milk, all fruit and veges)
car loan- $100 per week (another 2 years to pay off)- the car isn't worth much more than what we owe on the loan- it wasn't a loan just for the car it was also for other things like fixing my computer when it broke down.
petrol- $20 per week
DS's schooling- $35 per week (choice to go private due to his behaviour and lack of good public schools in our area)
Gym membership (my only sanity)- $17 p/w. Might have to give this up
But still only leaves me with $15 per week to pay bills, buy clothes, and other expenses. And when my rent goes up I'll be minus $5 pe week! OMG I'm freaking out
Also forgot my mobile phone which is $10 per week.
Edited by bryce's-mummy, 24 January 2013 - 11:28 PM.