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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses 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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    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.
    Riprovo Riprovo 31-35, M Oct 5, 2014

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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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    Welcome to the youth of Australia: https://www.facebook.com/Perthcityfights?fref=ts Oh and by the way this page covers only a proportion of Australian violence too, as it's only...
    silvioh silvioh 22-25, M 4 Responses May 5

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    Please people! To those who "Hate Living In Australia" on this forum, I entreat you not to respond to those who "Love Living In Australia". Do not give them the satisfaction of...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 5 Responses May 19

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    I am sick and tired and fed-up with the impulsive immaturity that spews out of Australian mouths. And that is: Where there is serious debate and disagreement between people who...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 7 Responses May 15

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    This is the worst habit in people who love living in Australia: If you don't like Australia, then leave. It is an automatic impulse in people's brains and it manifests itself in...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    cause it is too bad to live. I hate living. And I just don't want to exist . I want to run away from where I am to somewhere like heaven. I want to be free from this SUPER SUPER...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Apr 30

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    I don't understand how the Aussies who don't hate living here come to this forum just to **** themselves off. Can you explain your weird actions?
    UltimateDemiGoddess UltimateDemiGoddess 18-21, F 5 Responses May 18

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    Here's an example why I really hate living in Australia.Read this article about a young woman refused entry in a jewelry shop in Perth because she had with her a guide dog .https...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate living with my grandmother because she behaves like the Queen of the family. She will lash out at anyone or anything that annoys her,and it's not hard to annoy her. I long...
    Fuji8672 Fuji8672 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Well I am the complete opposite. I was born in Australia many years ago now. I am of Lebanese background, my parents were born in a remote village in Lebanon, and came here in...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    Australia is not a bad country... I'm proud to be Australian, I mean it! Australia are good friends with USA and the UK... I love living in Australia! You may only hate Australia...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 2

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    I by no means hate this place, so perhaps I don't belong here. But I do want to leave quite desperately, specifically I'd like to live in the UK. The few people I have told this...
    HocusPokus HocusPokus 16-17, F 2 Responses May 17

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    The only thing I hate about living in Australia is the Maroons.
    Lagertha34 Lagertha34 31-35, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am so glad I found this forum. I am glad I am not the only one living the Australian lie (not Australian dream). I am born and grew up in Malaysia to Chinese parents. Everybody...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 9 Responses May 4

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    One thing I have been let down by this country is the lack of reform and progress. Nothing is done to reduce poverty or improve public transport and improve living standards. In...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 1 Response May 15

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    I left Australia permanently 13 years ago. I had left in the mid-80's but returned to finish a university degree. It was 11 years before I could escape, but in the meantime I...
    poppethead poppethead 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I ended up on this board while researching moving to TN due to a job offer. I think the comments here are hilarious. Basically, the grass is always greener (you know the rest). I...
    generalstratos generalstratos 41-45 1 Response May 6

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    The biggest mistake I ever made (so far) was believing them when they said, "Come back, live with us until you get your US medical license, then do your thing." I honestly told...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M May 10

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    I hate being a Filipino because of the endless corruption, biased and crybaby people, the racism and LGBT hate, and so much more. Sometimes I even wonder why I was cursed to have...
    janppalisoc janppalisoc 18-21, M May 16

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    Aussies..I have no interest in helping your family on centrelink live off my hard earned money. What have you to say about all those lazy Aussies go start having kids in school...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 1 Response May 16

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    the title of this forum can be misleading there isn't much living happening in aus more like just existing and in a catatonic state void of any original thought . getting...
    islaybogans islaybogans 36-40, M 2 Responses May 17

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    Here is the ultimate guide to Aussies and how to deal with them. Your experiences in life will support this: Anglo/Aussie people at work typically: 1. are masters at small talk 2...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 11 Responses a week ago

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    For the sake of honesty! Let's place all asunder and concentrate solely on culture and language. I am bilingual and I am familiar with two diverse cultures. These are the "Anglo...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Memories, like the corners of my mind... I remember growing up in Australia and this is what I remember: I remember that a friend of a friend was murdered for stopping his car to...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    There is one common bond of the disenchanted immigrant that contributes to this group ; none will say where they are from . The immigrants will dodge the question at any cost...
    oneeyedeel oneeyedeel 36-40, M 9 Responses Apr 30

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    The one thing I hate most of all of this country are the people. Their coldness and indifference. It frustrates me a lot.
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 3 Responses May 2

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    I have very bad pain in my chest, I know it's because the anxiety I have, the short breath feeling that cause the pain. I really miss my home town. Do I have to wait for 10 years...
    Ami6 Ami6 41-45, F 5 Responses May 10

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    OK I'm a parent, I know life is not easy, we all have problems, some we don't like and some that well we just hate. Kids today expect things to just be given to the, when kids...
    BaldCock79 BaldCock79 31-35, M 1 Response May 13

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    What amazes me about Australians is their hypocrisy. They claim that they hate migrants who warn other migrants not to come to Australia; and yet they run as fast as they can, and...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 2 Responses May 15

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    This forum has become a place for people that abuse and swear at other people. The facts speak for themselves. Many Australians are not serious about looking at the facts of...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 2 Responses May 17

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    I have been here off and on for 40 years, soon as I escape the place something (family issues or the like) I am right back here. My loved ones are important to me but this place...
    paddytram paddytram 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    Don't let Aussies stop you from expressing yourself or your experiences. Let the world see how vile and filthy these people are in their responses to you. This forum is proof of...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I sent a request two weeks ago to my HR department for a request to transfer office back to Europe. As week passed. y where my email was unanswered so I resent another email as...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 30

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    Where do you want to live ?
    oneeyedeel oneeyedeel 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 30

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    Enjoy! http://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/why-are-people-here-so-obsessed-with-australians
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 2 Responses May 1

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    Look at how the hole is struggling with its budget. The Australian economy is dying, they have no idea how to bring added value and sell products worth to the world standards. So...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 4 Responses May 4

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