Hi all, I am trying to work out how much I would need to support my 2 children alone. At the moment I don’t pay bills and the financial situation has been micro managed by my husband, so I know very little about bills and stuff. I work part time and I earn about 750 a month. I wouldn’t be paying rent, which is great. but I would like to get an idea of how much bills will cost me (I will need a car). Would 400 a month be a reasonable figure including food?
Thank you, that was very helpful. Children are going to be in primary school reception and Y3 from sept. So the little one has free school meals, I would need milk and meals for the eldest. I am planning to keep childcare to a minimum and I think the father would contribute, but I want to make sure I am independent. I think I should make it if I keep it within 700 a month, but I’m trying to increase the working hours in the near future.