Jesus! No decision to be made. Get yourselves elsewhere.I'm on 40k and my Mrs is on 22k. We split the bills as a percentage of our income i.e I pay circa 65%. I'm managing to put about £500 a month away which is slowly but surely getting us towards a deposit on our first place. I'm from a low income family with no inheritance, she's from abject poverty.
We've got a big decision this time next year to buy a property, or try our hand abroad where we can do more for our money and have a better quality of life. I'm leaning towards the latter but it would require another sidestep by me into a fully remote role. We are both multilingual so there are a few open doors for us in terms of location.
We go away a fair bit which has shrunk our savings but I'm a firm believer in experiencing things while young, it's opened my eyes massively going to different corners of the world.
We don't drink, smoke and rarely eat out as she's a great cook. We use Tesco delivery service currently which I believe is about £8 a month, she's in charge of that. I find the time saved from shopping around in supermarkets outweighs the increase in delivery cost. However, groceries are definitely our biggest outlay per month.
Rent is £930 which is a killer, but we paid much less previously in worse areas and prefer the security of a nicer area, still have a few shit neighbours though. Ideally I'd have bought by now but I've only been earning good money for around 18 months now. We had the heating on twice last year when gas prices were sky high, I refused to budge. The house is only 5 years old which has slashed our gas and electric bills hugely compared to previous hellholes we've rented.
I've got fuck all to complain about really, hats off to those juggling business at the moment and pushing to make ends meet. My target is to get to a £3k a month income after tax, any more than that and the worklife balance would shift, fuck being senior management in the corporate world. I aim to get some passive income by my 40s by way of 2 or 3 rental properties.
No government is coming to save any of us, I won't ever vote. There's the top 3%, then the 10% of minions who are the face of the show i.e your Rishi Sunaks, 5% big earners, 50% the rest of us working people, 30% ish growing underclass and benefit scroungers. This hasn't been a first world country for a couple of decades now, we've had our time in the sun as a powerful country. Once middle class people are now very much working class.
Jesus! No decision to be made. Get yourselves elsewhere.
Get on ladder. Move abroad and rent a place, rent house in U.K. out to cover your rent abroad plus a bit extra on top most likely and jobs a good’un.If I got on the ladder in UK and stayed here, there would always be that "what if". Thinking of going somewhere for a year at first.
The feeling of treading water in UK is a horrible one. People with good jobs who can barely afford to live or have any privacy. It really is a hamster wheel existence over here.
Get on ladder. Move abroad and rent a place, rent house in U.K. out to cover your rent abroad plus a bit extra on top most likely and jobs a good’un.
If you don’t settle abroad, give notice to your tenant’s move back and you’ve lost nothing.
If you fall in love with new life then eventually sell up at home and enjoy the sunshine :-)
Do whatever you feel is right for you and your own. Everybody is different.I think that is sound advice. Cheers mate, we've got a lot to mull over the next 12 months, when our current tenancy expires.
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