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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 69 People

    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 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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    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'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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    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 absolutely hate living with them, I never really lived with them, I always had serious relationships, yes even when I was younger to escape the grim reality of my relationship I...
    chika011 chika011 22-25, F Mar 23

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    I hate living with my mom....she puts me down calls me every name she can think of, screams at me, blames me for almost everything, she makes me want to put myself in a hospital so...
    lostbrokeheart lostbrokeheart 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I pay all my own bills, cover all my own expenses, spend most of my time far away from them, and I could probably move out right now... But it wouldn't be smart. I'd be paying off...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I object to the presence of people who "Love Living In Australia" on this forum. To you, I say: You have no place on this forum. You add stress to an already stressed people. Stay...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Just letting everyone know that when I applied to migrate to Brazil, my applicaiton took only three months to be approved, and processed. The Brazilian government accepted my...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    For your perusal. Living costs in Rome compared to Sydney. I trust this website. Enjoy. http://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/comparison/sydney/rome tonino.
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M Apr 10

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    I'm just so done. I can't stand it anymore. I need to get out of this house. First it was my mother's house. She was horrid to live with. My boyfriend lived with me at that time...
    MichiDesu MichiDesu 18-21 Mar 25

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    My father-in-law is elderly and is staying with us from Egypt. He is visiting Australia as a long term tourist, and he dislikes this country already. He says that people in...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I am so glad I can express my thoughts somewhere without feeling like I am going to be stabbed, or told to eff off. I have been living here all my life and every single year has...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I have been reading these posts and I find these topics of these posts do not really surprise me. It seems the overwhelming noted failing of Australians is really that lower...
    fiir fiir 31-35, M 8 Responses Mar 22

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    I cant wait to move out. I really dont care if I will end up living with roommates I wont like. As long as Im away from my parents. I cant handle the sexism, racism, homophobia and...
    Knockoffheart Knockoffheart 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    It's kind of funny seeing how many foreign people come to Australia everyday as students, workers, migrants, etc with the expectation of a "better life", seeing beautiful beaches...
    lifetripz lifetripz 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    I really can't stand living at home anymore, my family and I are so different and always clash.. I'm already ocd but it gets worse when I'm here because they're so messy and I...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I was born and raised in Sydney in an Anglo-Irish family. I lived there till I was in my 20s when I decided to experience living overseas. I wound up spending 12 years overseas and...
    tomc612 tomc612 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    living makes me wanna puke.
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Apr 11

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    My sister returned to Sicily two years ago. She loves living in Sicily. Although, the economy is not in the best of shape, nevertheless the pace is slow and the people are very...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Thank God, I am not living there. And I even not seek a chance of going there, where most people are selfish and arrogant.
    fhfdcxg fhfdcxg 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I know that no country is perfect; including Italy. What is absent in Australia is "Soul". Australians are deficient in soul. The added tradgedy is that most overseas born...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Beware immigrants if you are planning to move here This is a very violent society. After the random stabbing of an Indian woman in Sydney las week, the random stabbing of a...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 19

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    My parents try to dictate everything I do. I hate it.
    krise17 krise17 16-17, M Mar 29

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    It's like every day is a battle! I wish for a happy, drama-free life, but then they always have to degrade me, ignore me, exclude me, and anger me. They will often put me down and...
    SamanthaJC SamanthaJC 13-15, F Apr 6

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    This country is shocking! Another reason to hate it even more! https://www.change.org/p/qld-health-my-son-s-suicide-could-have-been-avoided-stop-turning-away-mental-health-patients...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Gallipoli. Frankly I am tired of hearing about this. Tired of the endless obsession regarding the deaths of people from 100 years ago. The way the Aussies go on about it, you...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Prime Minister Tony Abbott skols a beer in a Sydney pub.... http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/prime-minister-tony-abbott-skols-a-beer-in-a-sydney-pub-20150418...
    doktorevil doktorevil 70+ 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    even though I have worked overtime these past few weeks. it seems like I can't get ahead.
    peppit peppit 36-40, M 5 days ago

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      I came to Australia 8 years ago as a 25 year old. I have been quite optimistic all these years and achieved quite a bit (actually a lot) however I am afraid I failed on the...
    letsfix letsfix 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    What about studying here? What are your experiences
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Migrants! Watch out for the welfare of your children. My daughter comes back to me at home from kindy, and she greets me with a "Hiyagoin Dad". She is four years old. My son...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 23

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    Does anyone know what it is like to move to Canada from Australia? I am hoping to start a new life away from here as soon as I earn enough money to be able to move. I am hoping to...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Great moment when i typed in "is australia boring" to search engine and introduced to great people like "boganbait" and "seatbelthoon" on this website . Its funny how different...
    yobbostralia yobbostralia 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I read on the internet that Australia has the highest rate of drug addiction in the world. Look at people like former afl footballer Ben Cousins. I wonder why? Is it because of...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Does anyone agree with me that this country is a shithole which is best avoided. I always dream of far away places and would leave if given the financial means. Can anyone relate...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 6 Responses Mar 28

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    ​Guess which one is the Aussie pool. 
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 8 Responses Mar 28

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    just moved here from NY... I'm in Dandridge now.. what a huge difference
    drewroc drewroc 41-45, M Mar 28

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