Oh my, reading all these articles makes me nervous! Aren't you scared yet?
Kiwis short on savings
Running on empty
Last weekend, a sorta friend told me that her husband's work colleagues can easily spend their salaries on drinks. That's nuts! However, I've heard many stories about Kiwis going on regular drinks until they are sloshed. Mind you, a glass of wine is around $8 in a bar/pub.
Here in NZ, it is currently school holidays and mid-winter. This is the time when families "tend" to take their kids skiing. Last year we went on a road trip to Mt. Ruapehu and that easily cost us $1k overnight and we didn't even ski! I hope they have planned for their Christmas/summer trip in case they plan to spend some more.
I think I am quite satisfied with our staycation this winter. Our South Island road trip is currently being planned for. I am just hoping we don't go beyond $2k inclusive of petrol, food, and accommodation. We plan to camp so that we can save and have more fun. :) Good thing a coworker offered to lend me their camping gears.