Currently 40 hr he bring home 700. I usually put $300 back a week. That leaves $400 left. Then I put $150 back for his gas that leaves $250 left and I buy food between $100 to $150. The rest is usually used for gas in my car, stuff for the house. Usually by payday we are either broke or have $50 bucks left.
I am trying to figure out with a little extra overtime nowm I would like tp start putting back for Christmas. I did have some put back but some unexpected expense came upm I had to get s new washer and then new tires and dh had a $250 ticket and the rest was used to get school supplies and clothes.
So anyways, I would like to put back for Christmas and try to put some in a savings account so when we have unexpected expense we will be fine. It is only $300 extra a week and I don't know how much to put back for Christmas and how much to put in savings. I was thinking $50 a week for Christmas to get my Christmas money back up and maybe $100 a week in a savings account.
How would you guys do it. This job may be permanent or temporary. We don't know yet. And he is also able to split gas with his brother now because they can ride together. So there is also a little more. Now instead of $150 it will be $75 in gas.