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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 69 People

    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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    A warm word of advice for people who "Hate Living In Australia"! Please do not misunderstand me. I am not telling you how to live your lives, I am simply offering you advice...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 7 Responses Feb 17

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    I honestly cannot wait to move the hell out of here because my parents make me so miserable. My mom has turned into a selfish nagging ***** most of the time and I always knew my...
    kayceebby kayceebby 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am so glad to find this forum and know that I am not alone. I hate Australia as I am bored out of my mind here. I came to Australia excited and with high expectations from my now...
    Boredinaustralia Boredinaustralia 26-30 13 Responses Feb 14

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    I have moved over from the U.K. and now living in Sydney. If you do not earn big money here don't ever come here! this place is ridiculous you have to spend hundreds of $ on...
    HateAustralia HateAustralia 26-30, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sooooo Im originally from Northern, CA bay area. I have traveled around, been in the Navy and lived in several good size cities. I am divorced and remarried. I moved to a small...
    djones1977 djones1977 36-40, F Feb 16

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    I am originally from Iowa. I have lived in Knoxville going on 3 years. Met my husband almost three years ago. He has been living here 12 years. I hate it here. Glad I found this...
    bs45 bs45 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I was crossing the main road when two guys spot me, they drive passed and honk theyre loud ************* horn as if to innitiate abusive contact they could of meant 'hey **** you...
    australianhater115 australianhater115 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Can't wait to get out of this small town! No matter what you do it's such a big deal, unless you're boring like every other person. Before moving here, we actually lived in a...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 13-15, F Feb 17

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    Hi all, I was in the US for 6 months and had to come back, absolutely HATE this place, where would you go: US or EUROPE? cheers "moites"
    laustralia78 laustralia78 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've lived in LA for over 20 years and I hate it more and more with each passing day. It's dirty, over-hyped, overpriced, it's always congested with traffic, has too many...
    NuclearHedgehog NuclearHedgehog 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There is a Boganette who calls herself "Celeste88". She has blocked me. She cannot bear my self-defense against her, so she prevented me from replying to her by blocking me. She...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    So, Tony Abbott... there is really not much to say about him that I haven't said before BUT why on earth do waves go high after the knighting of that English fellow? Out of all...
    doktorevil doktorevil 70+ 1 Response Feb 8

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    Okay so my mom just told me I'm worthless because.... BECAAUUSEE I didn't wear my slippers in the house.... I don't smoke, i don't drink, i don't go to parties and I'm good at...
    IvyNguyen IvyNguyen 18-21, F Feb 12

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    Weathers nice but everything's so f'ing expensive. Lived here 7 years and want to find friends.
    needhpehi73 needhpehi73 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Everyone here is so close minded and is always in your business. They're just being friendly as long as you're a heterosexual cisgender white male. Which I am not.
    Livy1579 Livy1579 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Today is the first day of the traditional Chinese lunar year of sheep. China is exerting increasing influences on the economy of Australia. One example is that the future big boss...
    kkpb7533 kkpb7533 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    Another boring and successfull day, had my work for the dole induction then went to the doctor and got except for 2 months with a med certifi. I just couldnt stand it, the 3 bus...
    everycolour101 everycolour101 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    I Was username- "australianhater115" but decided to delete that and go with this one so i get affiliated with other topics. Anyway i really hope some of you take me seriously in my...
    everycolour101 everycolour101 22-25, M Feb 19

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    "I feel sorry for you" what does that even mean? If you think about it, it implies that the person of the sympathetic/empathetic nature should apologise but one does so for them
    everycolour101 everycolour101 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    Him his, him that. Him the whole world revolves around. That's the life of a dance my mother manages being a narcissist towards me and a co-dependent for his nonexistent love he...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Feb 24

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    Oh where to begin.. I was born in this country in 1966 (yep I'm getting old lol) It is not what it used to be. There is so much wrong here now I cannot keep up.. Maybe this...
    lymesparkly lymesparkly 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 24

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    I'm not an Aussie I'm looking for a Dani edwards female age 18-20 I need to talk to her anyone who knows how or knows her message me asap.
    lela201465 lela201465 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I lived in Australia for two years and I don't like it one bit. People here are not emotional enough. Everything is so expensive and it is difficult to make real friends. I am...
    pingpong88 pingpong88 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have terminated my work contract for 2016. I will leave Australia for ever in January 2016. This country is not for me. It is extremely boring, very uncultured and far too...
    pingpong88 pingpong88 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The Liberal Hypocrisy aka the prime cockroach and the vermin following him: So here we have 2 cases of legal procedures. One is the case of a supposed terrorist (supporter...
    doktorevil doktorevil 70+ 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well, it happened. I was caught out while spending a few days in Singapore on transit back to Europe. But before I begin, let me just add that what struck me most about Singapore...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really do. My sister thought it'd be a great idea if they used the shower head to wash the dogs. That's great except they didn't put it on the right way. Every time someone tried...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    "Every living creature on Earth dies alone" - Roberta Sparrow
    LovingDead LovingDead 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    She's at it again!! Monster in law to be is pissed because her son, my fiancè didn't tell her his work schedule. She's stewing in her frustration because she feels we're keeping...
    NaturalPaganWitch NaturalPaganWitch 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    After another couple grand for a lawyer - I am overwhelmed with the situation with the ex & children! I do really "hate" being a "stepmom!" My boyfriend was with a woman with 3...
    patientlove patientlove 22-25 1 Response Feb 7

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F Feb 13

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    it is like being a slave, it is not a normal marriage because my husband is controlling and no matter how I try to find good in this , it is nowhere to be found. I always wanted to...
    unadorned unadorned 46-50, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Hate is kind of a harsh word. I don't hate my 20 year old son's girlfriend..I hate that she has severe mental illness and is destroying my son. He started out as a sweet...
    heidisilver heidisilver 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I really have experienced a lot when I was young, my mom and dad never really loved me and always payed a lot of attention to my 10 year old brother. I'm 15 now and my parents...
    AlexCele1234 AlexCele1234 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 days ago