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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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    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 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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    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 12 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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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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    Australians will block you out and ignore you if they do not like what you are saying. Just like a childish brat that is being told something it does not want to hear, the Ozstray...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I hate living with pcos, I hate that I don't know anybody with the severity of my condition who I can speak to, I hate that my doctors look at me as if i'm just lying and lazy when...
    FedUp888 FedUp888 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have lived in Nashville, TN for 28 years (my entire life) and I am finally getting out next month. I can't tell you how many years I have hated living in this redneck...
    justinb7266 justinb7266 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Ugh i hate living with my bf brother he's only 19 and was going to college and stopped going now he won't find a job and i'm behind him cleaning every mess like if i was his mother...
    ashlii92 ashlii92 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    The necessary PREREQUISITE for liking Australia. It is strange about the Chinese. Do they come from mainland China? Did they experience harsh communist rule before "fleeing" to...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Anglo-Australians have done the following to me:(I am an overseas born migrant)1. They have never ever said to me out loud ... Welcome to Australia dear friend.2. They have never...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 31

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    Mummy I miss you so much I cant forget your face when I was mourning over your dead body and tears were not droppping but I was mourning.i wish I could find that lap where I could...
    jeeney jeeney 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I feel like , i shouldn't be living i cant bring anything to the table , i have no talent ,potential or worth so why am i. Alive i want to kill myself but i dont want someone else...
    sorrybouttheugly sorrybouttheugly 18-21 Aug 19

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    Their media maybe telling you fairytale but based on personal experience. Years ago there was a group of student on a public transport standing next to me, more or less said we won...
    O1100 O1100 31-35, M 7 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm American living in Perth. We have our own resident ISIS Terrorist supporter here. I've never found Australia welcoming to me as an American. but now it seems ten times worse...
    Aussiemerk Aussiemerk 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    My parents who said they loved me and would support whatever decision I make (dropping out of college for a semester to work) yesterday hate me and are disappointed in my screwed...
    SkinnyJenny420 SkinnyJenny420 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I was in "love" with this girl but I started to hate her long before we moved in. Now I can't stand her, she's like me. In few words poison to all those around her. Like I said she...
    MexBoxOne MexBoxOne 18-21, M a week ago

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    Hullo forum, my old friend... it's been a long time since I posted here, but I am sitting in hospital at night, awaiting morning surgery after a vicious bogan dog attack, and it...
    unlikelypseudonym unlikelypseudonym 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Australians like to believe that they are super likable and everybody is dreaming about being just like them. Nobody is even allowed to suggest that there could be possibly...
    upyours01 upyours01 46-50 9 Responses Aug 23

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    To all would be immigrants thinking of coming to live in Australia before making the commitment to come here, think long and hard. I would recommend coming here on holidays for...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 7 Responses Aug 23

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    truly unbelievably soul crushing. The only pros about here are some nature, peace, and quiet. Other than that, can't stand it! There are some nice people here but most people are...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 23

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    MORE ON AUSTRALIAN WOMEN Expanding on boganbait's observations of Australian womanhood: EP Link Having spent the past year in the northern hemisphere in the US and now Europe...
    seatbelthoon seatbelthoon 41-45, M 11 Responses Aug 27

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    Ahoy whining ethnics. Quit your bitchin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqB9j4xQap8
    Andrew29 Andrew29 31-35, M Aug 27

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    This is long running problem which I am pretty sure not going to run away easily. I am a good man. A good husband. But sometimes I feel I can stand up in the middle of the town...
    placeborealis placeborealis 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    "Andrew29" has blocked me.I am not surprised.He worries too much.He's not "Fair Dinkum".He's a "Frog Faced Wog".Andrew mite, you're not Australian mite.sickness18.
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 5 Responses Aug 28

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    Australians are so dumbed down they are like zombies. If the government told the people to jump off a cliff a majority would do so. They have no independent spirit or sense of...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 1

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    You Ethnics Are All So Weak. Cowardly and stupid too. All you creeps do is whine and it's all BS. Do any of you idiots ever solve your own problems???
    Andrew29 Andrew29 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I live down undah... In a pusseh.
    thelonerinyourbed thelonerinyourbed 70+, T 4 Responses Sep 1

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      Aussies! You are NOT "Fair Dinkum". You worry more than "Wogs" and "Chinks". Be the real Aussies that you are and "Stop giving a **** about this forum". I am glad...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M Sep 1

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    This account was written by two "HelpXer's" on a site called www.helpx.net. It's a site where you can visit Australia on a working holiday visa and in exchange for 4 or 5 hours of...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    "Andrino" = Little Andrew. "Andrinetto" = Little Andrew 'again'. "Andrinone" = Angry Andrew. It is in the "Italian" language. Find me the equivalent in the "English (boring...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Let's do a test. How many positive attributes does an Aussie have? Can anyone think of any? They cannot be describe as "warm-hearted". They cannot be described as friendly and...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 4 Responses Sep 5

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    It's about time we struck back! If an Aussie offends you, strike back verbally. Let him or her have it full on. Don't hold back. Go ballistic. Yell every obscenity in their face...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 8 Responses Sep 5

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    Ignore the party. Sunday, 07 September 2014 My loving brothers and sisters, I cherish a request of you. It is a request and not a command. You are free to...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Wow, as a transplanted American who has lived in Australia nearly 20 years I was thrilled to find a forum to vent some of my frustrations with the place. Then I saw the viciousness...
    mojologo mojologo 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 6

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    History will record that the largest criminal organisation in Australia was protected by the first woman prime minister of Australia. http://www.theage.com.au/comment/two-shades...
    O1100 O1100 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    Typical Bogan Impulse. Fellow Migrants, The truth at heart is condemned to aggressive abuse by the Bogan mentality. Migrant: I don't like Australia. Bogan: Then...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Hello everyone, I've attempted to post in this forum twice but to know avail. I understand the purpose of this forum, so I won't bother again. I just wanted to say travelling and...
    traveller1993 traveller1993 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 8

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    They freaking stalk me. They got an app or something and they can now access everything connected to my main email .-. Luckily my ep and tumblr were set up on a different email...
    SilenceInBlackAndWhite SilenceInBlackAndWhite 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think tonight is a goodnight maybe I will do it and not fail finally succeed all my pain will just leave my body I will finally be free to be me
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My mother is such a nice and loving person but sometimes she makes snarky little comments like "oh she's a bimbo" just because a girl has big boobs or has a lot of guy friends...
    SixteenSparrows SixteenSparrows 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know how to handle this my sister who beat me is coming to move back in omg I don't know how I feel
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    The name's Allie and I'm 25. I always thought that, by this time, things would have either gotten better, or I would have killed myself. Neither have happened, surprisingly. I have...
    Allielost Allielost 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm 19 i have suffered from mental illness since i was thirteen. I have borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression and psychosis. Everyday it is hard to know what's real...
    saucepan95 saucepan95 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Display screen dives, wherever the chicken will fly up within a sweeping arch after which dive at pace Just about vertically, are associated with breeding.Learn more and ebook...
    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    My husband just spent MY entire paycheck on the step kids intramural soccer. He told me not to worry, because he would take the money out of the savings we have for our big...
    nke82991 nke82991 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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