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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 82 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 hate that my parents struggle

    and now that we aren't in the same house for right now it's a one paycheck income household and I hate that I can't do anything to help right now. I hate that sometimes there isn't food that I know will fill my dad up. I don't mind that sometimes I don't eat that much or...
    AwkwardTomboy AwkwardTomboy 18-21, F Aug 11

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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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    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 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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    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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    Tonino - The Cowardly Subhuman Wop I can't believe the nerve of this trash. The poofter has taken to deleting any post he can't answer, which is all of them. So here in this...
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    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    like my mom is a total control freak, my dad is bipolar, always getting mad at everything and insulting me. i can't stand it and im only fourteen!!
    strawbby strawbby 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    Seriously!! No matter how many times I tell Australians that I have left Australia, they show up on this forum and they keep telling me to leave Australia. For the 500 million...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    Hannahmikel Hannahmikel 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is an Australian man on a Sydney bus sitting next to an attractive woman: 1. Opens up his news paper and reads the sports results at the back of it. 2. Does not look at the...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Australia is being destroyed from within. (Happening as well in other western countries). Still the people do nothing about it. Mass immigration is destroying the country and...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 27

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    I am back in Italy now, and men and women that do not know each other, compliment each other in public. Non sleazy compliments. The women encourage it, and the men are never shy...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Australia's nanny state: A case of arrested development? Looks like the POMS are waking up to the reality of Arsetralia...... http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-34048497
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Why are women in Australia so obsessed with dating white men. Me and many of my ethnic friends have tried a number of dating apps and sites like tinder, Pof, okcupid etc, and we...
    Milton12321 Milton12321 26-30 7 Responses Aug 26

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    Is it difficult for an immigrant to get a job in Australia?
    tan54321 tan54321 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    Sometimes my parents do and say things that make me feel like I'm 10 years old and I'm clearly not I'm fricken 23 and have the brain of an 80 year old. The dumb things they say and...
    jhns1029 jhns1029 22-25, M Aug 24

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    I was born in Connecticut and raised in a terrible little town called Ansonia in an even further away from the tiny town area that doesn't offer **** to do but drink in one of the...
    lifeisdumb62 lifeisdumb62 22-25, M Aug 24

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    I agree with boganbait on this tuffk*nt attitude in Australia. Guys walk with their caps turned backwards, chests puffed out in tank tops, ..with their jaws open and tensed.. Being...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 23

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    Hey people! Feast your eyes on this reality. Australian habit: Each and every time an Australian walks past a person (any person for that matter), the Australian cannot help...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I saw this ad and made me feel uncomfortable. I was suspecting ANZ marketing department to be run by feminazi when I saw their last campaign showcasing Navratilova and other...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I want to clear something up. Physically I love Australia the Country is truly unique Beautiful and its wildlife and fauna unmatched anywhere in the world. What Im thoroughly...
    kansas212 kansas212 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 21

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    You tell people your negative experience of Australia and Aussies will gang up and say it never happened and call you a whining immigrant and tell you to eff off. When I say Aussie...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    My mom is a control freak, my dad is always screaming and in a bad mood, I feel like I'm suffocating every time i walk in this house. The mere thought of them depresses me. My mom...
    imnotarobot98 imnotarobot98 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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