Because its the end of the tax year I've had to do my accounts.
Looking at the Direct Debits and Standing Orders I've built up - I give to charity £70 a month. Thats on top of the usual 'sponsor me' donations for marathons and Race For Life etc.
I've no idea if this is a lot - but it seems like a fair whack ?
I've got a decent job but we're not well off - but paying the bills isnt a problem either. We've never had a 2 week holiday abroad. Neither of us smoke, and drink is about £20 a month. I do have a penchant for designer jeans though - a chic make by the name of Tesco ? We've a child at school and even they dont have expensive tastes. Yet anyway.
We only have the one car and thats a very plain 5 year old one - but it does the job.
Friends and relatives who I think would be on a similar wage seem to live a much flashier life. Brand new cars and cruises etc.
I really dont know where the money goes to or where the difference is ? Am I naive and I'd be better off keeping the money for my family welfare ?
I only feel safe asking you people this as none of you know me and Rick isnt my real identity - so I'm not trying to boast - it might turn out that I'm a skinflint and everyone is at it.