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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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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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    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 2 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'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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    Related Experiences

    Opinionated Entitled Ozzies ... Here’s something I found written by an ozzie who was upset to have discovered the forum “ I hate LIVING IN australia”…. His rant is in...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I really want to move out, but can't afford living on my own and there isn't anyone I can live with. They treat me like I'm 12 years old and they still give me rules to go by. They...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    It's not just about language. Even for those who born here will also be subjected to rip-off. Because they have a belief high living cost is equal to high standard. If you want to...
    Exp19800 Exp19800 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I am living with my parents and I'm 34 years old. After graduation, I had tried to do my post graduation in computers, but I was finding it difficult to finish the course, I wasn't...
    Saiyuri23 Saiyuri23 31-35 6 days ago

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    My sister blames me for everything!! I don't know what the **** her problem is!! She bought a pack off hair bands and she gave me one to have! I lost it the day she gave it to me...
    sweetlove2014 sweetlove2014 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I'm 24 years old and I live with my parents. I'm a college grad and I have a job but sadly I don't make anywhere near enough to move out on my own. Living with my parents makes me...
    beuxarts beuxarts 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Young woman raped and murdered brutally. How many times have you heard austraylia is the most liveable country in the world? They proud of their high living cost, ostralias...
    Exp19800 Exp19800 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Living in the city may offer many conveniences, but I find the little things bug me the most. Such as the fact that there is so much pollution that the air actually stinks. Not to...
    Sharebare519 Sharebare519 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Angry once again! Who would have thought that! I hate this town, its inhabitants and everything about it. It's small, dreams wont come true here! I hate those people who are...
    2wrp 2wrp 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    SO I JUST MOVED Out from my father who was an autorative mentally abuser, to my careless, always shouting mother! woho-yey me! I live in a 2 rooms appartment with my other siblings...
    Sanyara19 Sanyara19 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Don't get me wrong... I love the women in my life. Most of my friends growing up were girls. I have strong relationships with my female relatives. But really... I can't stand...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jul 7

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    I am an Australian who discovered this site today. At first I was quite disgusted, but after reading many I have to agree with most of what is said. It's sad, but true, this...
    hideeho hideeho 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    The new materialistic, super-aggressive bogan.I suspect that it may actually get worse in Austraylia because of the limitations and inherent contradictions within multiculturalism...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 14

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    Ozstra'yin SOCIOPATHS. The word "sociopath" pops up quite frequently in this forum when we are discussing some of the traits that leave room for improvement in the ozzie character...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I hate when my dad is home
    DanishfromTheMiddleEast DanishfromTheMiddleEast 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    You know, the one thing that unites us all in our dislike of Australia is the lack of human and social intercourse. The banality of the place is overwhelming; the coldness and...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 12

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    I found this website on the internet. Now I will let you know about my experience in Australia. I was born in Trieste Italy and came to Australia in 1978 aged five with my parents...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Shame on you EP for allowing such a group to be made... So many people come to EP to get help and support for issues in their life, for EP to support such a blatant hate filled...
    funtobehad35 funtobehad35 36-40, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    The actual thing I find both sad and funny about this group... None of the experience writers have ever states where they originally come from and tell us why their country of...
    funtobehad35 funtobehad35 36-40, M 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    In the 10 years I've spent in the bible belt, I've come to the conclusion that this is where happiness comes to die.
    slait slait 18-21, M Jun 25

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    Pride. One of the original seven deadly sins. However, regardless of the matter of the morality of pride, I have always been mystified by why ozzies feel the need to tell the world...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 6 Responses Jun 28

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    The ultimate hypocrite ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0qejLm1CRQ
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Just on the news today ..This is how Australians really Are ..... one of many on youtube.. but this is brand new.. enjoy ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VUs5_c4UJo
    sellyourstocks sellyourstocks 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    They fight all the time, and swear a lot, I just want to travel and just leave everything behind
    Middleeasternineurope Middleeasternineurope 16-17, F Jul 3

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    AustralianS like to bully people But afraid the risk. Similar to strong but weak, weak is the final word. That's why it's better to bully defenseless or disable person. Austraylian...
    Exp19800 Exp19800 31-35, M Jul 4

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    >>If you want to know why Australia and its convict spawn Aussies are the way they are, just live in any city slum area of the UK for a few months.Look familiar? 
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Rolf Harris should get a medal........................................................................! For being a prime example and exposing the true character of the white Ozzy...
    enoughisenough1 enoughisenough1 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 4

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    A few years back my child (early primary school) was bullied by the teacher who had bipolar. She isolated my child from her friends and praised her bullies. She provided my child...
    adventure2003 adventure2003 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    To understand more 'mobbing' behaviour please google 'Mobbees United' and read 'Glenda's story' Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
    adventure2003 adventure2003 31-35, F Jul 5

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    She gets on my nerves she is always in my business. She talks to much about how we act. She to strict. She makes me get of my iPad phone etc at 11:00 on school days 10:00. I only...
    laughoutlauren laughoutlauren 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Ugh there so annoying!!!!!!!
    Heathersmith34 Heathersmith34 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    In many parts of this forum, we have valuable contributions from sources that may surprise us. I am referring to the insulted ocker bogans who simply cannot bear to hear the truth...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 2 Responses Jul 14

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    TODAY'S AMBIANCE - IS IT A RESULT OF THE CONVICT HERITAGE ? I finally decided to read the book Kangaroo by D H Lawrence. After barely getting started, I thought, "wow, nothing has...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 1 Response Jul 14

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    the people here have such filthy language. I go to school, shops wherever and all I here is f this and f that. im sick of hearing the f word. there's literally not one person who...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    am I missing something? Why do the majority expect each other to be alike. I feel like I'm seeing clones, that sounds mean but I just don't get it. Why are many people so surprised...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Where do I start from? Everything in this country is so ****** up .. ****** education system , corrupt government , bully policemen , Dirty as hell , poor health care , greedy and...
    LostCauseMe LostCauseMe 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's official - I won't be seeking friendship with Australians ever again, nor will I consider marrying an Australian man. The only exceptions to this are those who are decent...
    annebelle88 annebelle88 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2699750/Passenger-hit-head-bottle-Jack-Daniels-drunken-fight-kicks-Thai-Airways-flight.html Saw this item in the news online...
    Flurgie Flurgie 41-45 3 days ago

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    http://kclal24.wordpress.com/tag/australia/ Oh look another account of australia
    Flurgie Flurgie 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Here I am in a foreign land, well and truly away from oztray’ya. Yet I can see them coming a mile away. The arrogant body language, the penetrating voice which can be heard over...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mom thinks I'm a *****. Yippee. She basically said as long as I'm talking to guys I am setting a slutty example for my sister. Oh and all I do is talk to guys and eat. Better...
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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