How to reduce expenses after a job loss and get back in the driver’s seat of your finances.
With many thousands of Australians experiencing job losses and reduced hours as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many will need to take a look at their expenses to continue living within their means.
The average Australian household spends almost $75,000 each year on living expenses, excluding major expenses such as rent or insurance. That adds up to between $1,100 and $1,700 per household each week that’s spent on personal care, pampering our pets, transport, alcohol, fashion and more.
The good news is that there are some simple ways to cut back on these expenses. Whether you need to slash your costs significantly or simply tighten up your spending after a job loss, here’s where to start.