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Budgeting, Bills and Benefits

Splitting up means each of you will have your own household. It often means getting used to living within a different budget.

Running two households from assets and income that used to run one may mean that your standard of living may fall. This section offers ideas to help you keep track of your day-to-day income and outgoings so that you can meet your day-to-day expenditure

Budgeting, bills & benefits
Temporary agreements

Once you separate, the financial resources and income that used to meet the outgoings on one household will now need to run two.

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Drawing up a budget
Drawing up a budget

Creating a budget can help you better manage your money throughout this process and reduce total cost.

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Maximising your income
Maximising your income

This section explains some of the steps that you can take to maximise your income.

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Managing bills
Managing bills

You need to agree how ongoing expenses, such as a mortgage and household bills, will be paid while you decide what the financial agreements are going to be in the long term.

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State entitlements and benefits
State entitlements and benefits

Make sure you are receiving any state entitlements and benefits that could help you through this process.

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