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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 73 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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    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 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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    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 believe my mood, anxiety, and me just being happy will be so much better when I move out. I hate using this with my parents but I feel like this is the only word that matches...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F a week ago

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    What does friendship mean in Australia? Does it even exist in the so-called lucky country? Perhaps it does but only to an abnormally low extent. Basically, I'm implying that...
    Yaguru109 Yaguru109 13-15, M 6 Responses Jul 25

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    Going home everyday is irritating and really gets to me . Either the house is so messy and there's crap laying around everywhere or my mums in a crap mood which makes everyone else...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Eg9801 Eg9801 22-25, F Jul 25

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    Seriously. Clean your own own ******* house for your friends and company. I'm trying to write a science paper and history paper this weekend and don't need your **** added to it...
    Eg9801 Eg9801 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    TNsucks TNsucks 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I was born and raised in this nation but have never felt any positive connection with Australia or Australians in general. I believe Australia is a nation of false promises and...
    Yaguru109 Yaguru109 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    If you ever want proof of many of the concepts and issues that people complaining about the culture and thinking of those in Australia... ironically just look at what the ppl in...
    escapedfromhell escapedfromhell 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm confused, I've been in Australia for around 12 years, I have only 1 Australian friend, it's hard to meet people here and have real friendships. Now I'm thinking about moving...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jul 22

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    Note to visitors of this disgraceful thread. There's a handful of disgruntled people from foreign backgrounds who spend countless hours disparaging the country that feeds them. No...
    katyep katyep 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 22

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    jackolocototo jackolocototo 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Growing up, I have always felt like I was a burden to my parents. They spend their time complaining about their lives, about parenthood and how much it has cost them to be parents...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19

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    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 8 Responses Jul 19

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    WARNING: Generalization I wonder why Filipinos ALWAYS tell everything to someone, and want to hear everything from someone... Situation: You're riding a cab and you're supposed...
    janppalisoc janppalisoc 18-21, M Jul 18

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    Shouldn't reclaim Australia rally Look something like this ?BUT LETS HAVE A LOOK BELOW AND A GOOD LAUGH AT WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE TODAY ... They all look like they have serious mental...
    vladdyy vladdyy 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 18

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    what did the immigrants think about the reclaim Australia / anti racism rally today in Melbourne ? Those left wing activists certainly came prepared for violence , here I was...
    oneeyedeel oneeyedeel 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm just done my parents lie To me an they make life suck they say shot about my weight an attitude am Everything an the wonder why I don't want to be here
    alihausmann alihausmann 16-17, F Jul 17

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    My mother just loves to ***** at me for everything. I've been gaining weight the past couple years and I'm finally disgusted with myself enough to do something about it. I woke up...
    fernierox fernierox 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 8 Responses Jul 15

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    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Went to a bookshop the other day to find a book for my child, the shop assistant was very kind and helpful to find the book for me, she was always smile even I was a bit timid...
    Sunflowerintw Sunflowerintw 41-45, F Jul 14

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    Sometimes just feel sad not being trusted and understood by the people here just because of being different race. With no trust and understanding toward others not just only...
    Sunflowerintw Sunflowerintw 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    In reply to lagetha34 post about me in my defense I only earn 100 $ a week from this but my Malaysian boss said maybe one day I could be on the big $ like him ...around 300 $ a...
    oneeyedeel oneeyedeel 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    swim lived in los angelos n is interested in hearing your stories....
    psychoval psychoval 36-40 Jul 13

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    meetmeinthepouringrain meetmeinthepouringrain 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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