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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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    I'm So Tired

    I work two jobs and still I am struggling. I dont' have cable or internet, I don't eat out and I don't buy crap I don't need. I just found out I actually owe taxes this year too because of the second job. I am so tired of never having enough and worrying about money. I already...
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I'm Sick of It

    Every week I do the same thing. I sit down and figure out hw much of my husband's paycheck will go for what and how much will we have left to live on. It's never much. I try and make sure everyone is paid but these past 3 weeks it has really been tough. I've had to let some bills...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F Aug 26, 2008

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    Just one month a would like to not have to feel

    the noose of money, bills, and expenses around my neck. To be able to breath and plan for something nice in the future.
    ItalianEnzo ItalianEnzo 31-35, M Oct 5

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    Times Are Tough and Just Getting Tougher.

    My budget is stretched so tight, if it were my pants you'd be staring at my undies. I just made lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches and actually used the endpieces of the loaf of bread.  It may not seem like much, but I don't think I have ever eaten the ends before...
    trixiegirl trixiegirl 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    The Stress Of Living Paycheck To Paycheck Is Killing Me

    Hello everyone,   I hope you are all doing well considering our similar problem. I was excited (well as excited as you know you can be when you have a problem) when I found this group. I know that I am not the only one who lives pay check to paycheck but its nice...
    katielee102 katielee102 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 16, 2010

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    It Sucks!

    I don't know how many people out there live paycheck to paycheck. It seems my entire adult life has been about juggling the finances to make ends meet. My husband makes a decent living as a graphic artist and what I make a year puts us probably about middle class. When I was...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    I Am A Stay At Home Mom

    At 21 years old I never imagined I'd be a stay at home mom with my daughter fiance and I trying to live off of one income. Let me tell you, its horrible. Some weeks what he brings home just isn't enough at all to cover all of our bills. But 2 days ago I found something that...
    daltonkristen90 daltonkristen90 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Anglo-Australians! I don't have to agree with your way of thinking, and your way of looking at "Living in Australia". You have not suffered anywhere near as much as I have...
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    silvioh silvioh 18-21, M 8 Responses Oct 31

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    Living in Australia and having to deal with the filth you meet on a daily basis is really hard. I know I am here as well. I have learnt to cope with it by simply treating them like...
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    I am not Anglo-Australian. I speak 3 languages. You speak only one. My original culture is rich in cuisine. Yours is not. I do not assume the worse in people...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 27

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    Reading some of the posts on this topic really makes my blood boil. The arrogance, ignorance, prejudice and bigotry is disgusting. Stereotypes and sweeping generalisations are...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 8 Responses Nov 7

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    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 8

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    There are people overseas that think of Australia as an attractive country for migration. These people appear on this forum and express a desire to live in Australia. Now do not...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 15

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    seatbelthoon seatbelthoon 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 3

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    Peterisgr8 Peterisgr8 22-25, M Nov 6

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    upyours01 upyours01 46-50 3 Responses Oct 25

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    Buhh! I'm an Aussie mite. What is an Anglo-Australian? 1. He knocks off work in the afternoon and goes home. 2. He closes his front door, and watches television. 3. He...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 27

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    DayDreamingDragon DayDreamingDragon 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    Thursday, 30 October 2014 Hey Paraistes (Anglo-Australians) ... Next "Tuesday, 04 November 2014" is your "Cretinous Melbourne Cup Day" ... therefore don't forget to: 1. Get...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 29

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    I need to create a blog about how much Melbourne sucks. Please follow it, you may find it cathartic. melbourneisnotthatcool.tumblr.com
    melbourneisnothtatcool melbourneisnothtatcool 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    We live in a country with many problems that the government whether state or federal seems less to care in solving (and yes other countries have problems too.)Poverty here is...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 31

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    INFANTILE ANGLO-AUSTRALIANS! Hey! Anglo-Australian retards. If you don't like my objection to your culture, then leave Australia. This way, your suffering...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 31

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    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 5 Responses Nov 2

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    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 2

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    Pure curiosity. I couldn't find any similar group for another country. Can you let me know if you did. Or is Australia the only wrong country on Earth?
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 5

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    they constantly ignore me when I share my feelings and if they don't ignore me they pretty much tell me I am stupid to feel that way. they also completely disregard my fears. It's...
    shall16 shall16 18-21, T Nov 5

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    For those folks that still think we are making generalizations when we say: All white Caucasian Australians are the same, you are in denial. 98% of Australians are racist and...
    joseerickson joseerickson 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 7

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    the misconceptions of some of the comments that Australians are racist to those of darker skin or foreign ethnicity is misleading ,the truth of the matter is these people have a...
    zerotitle zerotitle 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 8

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    Look, it doesn't really make a difference! Here we are debating with each other. Sharing our experiences. Agreeing with each other. Disagreeing with each other. Swearing at...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M Nov 8

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    I personally never expend any energy reasoning or conversing with them just reading the generic comments they all post is proof enough they are no more than monkeys with a language...
    zerotitle zerotitle 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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    If this country had got its act together it would have been much better. Yes there will be things from your former homeland (eg. historical sites, culture, cuisine etc) you will...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 6 Responses Nov 9

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    seatbelthoon seatbelthoon 41-45, M 6 Responses Nov 11

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    Babyblue95 Babyblue95 18-21, F Nov 11

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    Anglo-Australians! I will no longer waste my precious time and stamina entering into a debate of any sort with you. I shall place the grandest of "Conscious Effort" into...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Australia. Great. That is all. Sure we got no jobs. No one ever gets anywhere. People under 35 can't afford a house. The older generations made slaves of the young. But free...
    Saltydog5 Saltydog5 70+ 4 Responses Nov 11

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