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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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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'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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    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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    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 12 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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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 Feb 16, 2010

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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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    Related Experiences

    I moved to Australia seven years ago. I like many others on this website have travelling extensively and spent three years living all over Europe. Living in Australia and more...
    sweetelle01 sweetelle01 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    After living with both parents, due to them being divorced, I can finally tell you that the grass is never greener on the other side! I would attempt to fill you in on what us...
    SilverQuaid SilverQuaid 16-17 Apr 7

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    Saturday, 12 April 2014Dear Friends,I am a new member and I would like to vent my frustration.It is healthy to do so.I know that nothing will change, but my purpose is not to bring...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    I Googled the great Australian dream and this is what i got .. "The Australian Dream or Great Australian Dream is a belief that in Australia, home ownership can lead to a better...
    sellyourstocks sellyourstocks 31-35, M 8 Responses Mar 20

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    Yeah, so what! You are feeble minded. spoilt, indolent, selfish little individuals. Try living in a third world country and come to terms with what they have to put up with...
    jturn010 jturn010 31-35 13 Responses Mar 21

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    Thinking of emigrating ? Australia is indeed much more comfortable than many other countries of a lower material standard of living. However, that is where any benefit stops. It...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 1 Response Mar 21

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    Living with my parents is doing my head in. They are always telling me what to do and when to do it. I've had to live with them because I've just split from my boyfriend. I...
    lmp89 lmp89 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I got fined for parking in my own street, been living there for 20 years btw. Naturally, I refused to pay it (proud Aussie with rights) and now there is a warrant out on me. I...
    RUSSKO RUSSKO 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    But I don't hate them. However, right now I can hear my mother crying in the next room. My father has been grumpy with me the whole week. I don't know what is going on! I just...
    Eisbrecher Eisbrecher 18-21, F Mar 22

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    My fiancé and I were engaged for a year and a half and were due to get married on June 18th. Everything was perfect but his job began to get on top of him and then his dad was...
    dynamitekid dynamitekid 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, and absolutely hate it. The religious nuts drive me bonkers, and I'm afraid to share my opinions because my closed-minded...
    violalucy violalucy 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    OK. I've had it with you uneducated bogans who believe that you are the be all and end all of existence. I'm devoting an entire rant against you. Before any of you start telling me...
    fuckbogans fuckbogans 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I hate Australia too Ive been around the world and oz ye have the worst country and people... bad drivers with anger issues
    whyyyyyy12 whyyyyyy12 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was sexually abused/potentially raped when I was about 7 or 8. Shortly after that, I attempted suicide. My attempt fell short after I was caught by my mother, she took the knife...
    KatKatastrophy KatKatastrophy 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Well, I've done it! I've taken the first tentative steps to create not a blog, but a website that will collect and collate much of what has been said on this site, as well as...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 9 Responses Mar 21

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    Every detail of your life will be dictated to you if you come to Australia. There are even clear instructions telling you how and where to walk, or how to ride your bike ( with a...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 6 Responses Mar 22

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    Ahoy whining ethnics. I'm curious. Do any of you creeps ever accept any blame for your own stupidity??? You come uninvited to our country unprepared and unable to adapt to even the...
    Andrew29 Andrew29 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm 18 years old and never had a First love
    dejalee dejalee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I don't like being scared of every little thing
    elizabethmarquez29 elizabethmarquez29 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I have a terrible relationship with my parents. They are constantly hovering over everything I do and I feel like I don't have the freedom to do anything I want. When they get mad...
    ayang1150 ayang1150 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Housing is a double-edged sword in Australia. It's expensive regardless of whether you rent or buy and both have major disadvantages. With renting, there is a risk of being kicked...
    annebelle88 annebelle88 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    THE PROBLEM WITH AUSTRALIA'S IDIOT-INVERSION Every culture in the world has its problems. It is an integral part of the human condition to be flawed. The French can be arrogant...
    seatbelthoon seatbelthoon 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I got this job . I had this job for the last 14 years. I used to work there. They fire me in 1995. I was rehired in 2000. ALL THEY DO 24 hours a DAY is COMPLAIN about everything...
    Igiveyounothing Igiveyounothing 41-45, M Mar 24

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    wow, look what i found ! :O http://survivalguidetoaustralia.blogspot.com/2009/09/all-australian-are-*****.html
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 9 Responses Mar 28

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    Pootn is making me live in fear for my life,family,friends, and the poor people in the Ukraine
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Mar 28

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    I'm 20 years old! 20!!! & my dad will not let me stay out later than 11pm. I have always been a good student (straight A's) good girl, don't smoke, don't drink, (even though I have...
    genieinthebottle7 genieinthebottle7 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I've just about had it with the people of this country. I am sick and tired of these people who go out of their own way to attempt to generate some sort of chaos in people's lives...
    fuckbogans fuckbogans 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Compulsory voting. Most Australians are astonished to discover that voting is not compulsory in the majority of other Western Democracies. I propose that Australia introduces a...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 2 Responses Apr 5

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    This is just to let everyone knows. You think when you have health problems you go to health professional? You maybe right but you could be wrong. Most health practitioner here led...
    Exp19800 Exp19800 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    WARNING TO ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WANTING TO COME TO AUSTRALIA ... STAY AWAY ! Dont be sucked in to this friendly easy going bll-sht . The Drunks, Depressansts, Bogans and...
    sellyourstocks sellyourstocks 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 9

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    So, have any of you whimpering parasites managed to go home yet??? Noooo??? LOL.
    Andrew29 Andrew29 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I had no clue how bad things were in this country until I joined the Army and was stationed in Europe. I lived in Germany for two years and fell in love with the culture and the...
    clkelly79 clkelly79 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Does Australia has opportunities for educated people that it boasts, especially for immigrants? I am at crossroads. I have an opportunity to go to Australia or Germany...after...
    planc planc 22-25, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power , love and a sound mind. Fear of airplanes, failure, judgment, the future, etc. These fears are strongholds that come from...
    Allthingschrist Allthingschrist 31-35 6 days ago

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    Tuesday, 15 April 2014A message for "seatbelthoon".Dear Friend,I have just read your post dated March 24, 2014.(the idiot inversion).I must compliment you profoundly.I agree with...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Everyone seems like a redneck. Everyone has terrible accents I can hardly understand. The allergies here kill me. It is always hot except in the winter. No company values education...
    kenrin kenrin 26-30, M 21 hrs ago

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    During childhood I felt alone, different, and anxious. Later I became moody. I never exposed my real feelings but rather hid them away. To friends and teachers I was a happy...
    Jal172 Jal172 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I absolutely hate living with my mother in law!!! My husband is stuck on living with her because she is a widow and doesn't want to leave her alone... Ever. It is driving me crazy...
    balshi balshi 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I think Utah is filled with judgmental people and I hate it. I hate that everything is ran by the Mormon church. Although, I do think that they should be able to believe in what...
    eleeciadavis eleeciadavis 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    My dad hasn't always been there for me. He's been to prison for drugs, and he's just not a great person. He chose drugs over me as a child, and even after her got me back he still...
    sarah81199 sarah81199 13-15, F Apr 3

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    & I know he hates me too . he is always kicking me out always blamming his fights with my mom on me. everything i do bothers him . he laughs when he sees me crying ! i hate him
    crstyna crstyna 16-17, F 1 Response 31 mins ago

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    When I got pregnant at 17 my then boyfriend forced to live in their house which was a hell cause his father is an alcoholic dickhead. I've tried many times to leave my husband but...
    alivia25 alivia25 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I hate when aye person do scandalous stuff lik don't act lik u like me too use my heart .
    Moneea Moneea 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Just why? Why do you hate us? We haven't done anything wrong.
    TheElephant17 TheElephant17 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I hate myself. I hate that I was born with depression. I hate that at age ten I already loathed myself to cut. I hate that at age 11 I was already done with experiencing life and...
    Rawrimabeast Rawrimabeast 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago