Both of our salaries go into a joint account, which we use to pay for half their gym memberships and basic wardrobe items like their shoes, a coat and underwear. They buy the rest of their clothes. We also pay for their phones, but they are on the cheapest deals possible. We felt we should teach our children the value of money and that everything has to be earned; you don't get something for nothing. I think it makes them less materialistic when they have to pay for something themselves.
They realise they will have to make some kind of sacrifice to buy it, and it can make the object they want to buy less important to them.
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He has more money than us in the bank! I do sometimes feel under pressure to give them more money, because some of their friends come from wealthier families and have more cash than they do. Sometimes I feel guilty because I want to give them more and am not able to. I never give in though — we can't afford it and I don't want to get into debt.
And learn to cook. It's crazy; the equivalent of putting your kid through Eton. They are at private nursery four mornings a week because the local state nursery didn't have enough places, and the rest of the time that my wife is at work we have to have two nannies. With two toddlers you need a second pair of hands or it's complete bedlam. The whole time she was on maternity leave we hired a nanny to help her. We didn't feel it was a luxury, it was more like a necessity just so I could go to work.
We have a second property in Spain and between the mortgage on that, the mortgage on our two-bed London flat and childcare we have absolutely no slack in our income — in fact, we are dipping into our savings just to get by each month. We find it impossible to save at all, even for the children, although we'd like to.
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I feel quite relaxed about this. I see it as only a temporary situation — as the twins get older we'll pay less for childcare. We are planning to have two holidays this year: For more information about the new scheme, see ASIC's media release. If your utility provider won't help you, you can complain to one of the ombudsman schemes below. Energy and Water Ombudsman Services in each state provide advice and conciliation services for consumers with complaints about energy or water providers.
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