sir1963:Bobdn: Sir1963 seems unhappy that you are living within your means. Not sure why.
Not at all, I just don't believe that maths.
6 people going on holidays but there is no budgeted item, even a DOC camp ground would be $420 a week
A Car to transport them was not mentioned , and to take all that camping gear, probably have a trailer for the vehicle is even bigger
And of course it all lies on the basis of no long period of illness or worse being laid off, and both of these things are common
that's not really math, just basic figures
there is something called saving isn't it
his budget expense is $695 per wk - and much like the speed limit, budget is a limit to abide not a target to beat.
his budget income is what, $800 per wk? that's $105 savings per week on paper, so a camping week can be saved under a month, provided the target is strictly followed, or shorter if they saved some be say, buying in season produces.
too many problems can be blamed to "I want it now".