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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 72 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'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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    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 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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    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 21

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    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 7 Responses Jun 20

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 20

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    vladdyy vladdyy 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 20

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    flyingdrone flyingdrone 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 18

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    Spankerr only want's people to reply to him who 100% hate Anglo/Aussies! All of you racist Aussies should not post
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 18

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    It's so unfair that ep won't let us change the name of this group to 'I hate ALL Australians' typical Anglo's with their terms and conditions, so racist!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 18

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    Aussies are back stabbers. My supervisor just called me in to her office, I really hate her not only because she's a aussie but cause shes a women and they have no right to be a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17

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    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M Jun 17

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    sellyourstocks sellyourstocks 31-35, M Jun 17

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    why did I ever choose to live here and now stay when I hate it . don't tell me to leave either, Australian scum. that makes no sense at all
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Zudaka Zudaka 31-35 6 Responses Jun 15

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    I don't understand where all this nonsense is coming from on this page. Yes Australia is not perfect but us born and bred Aussies are proud to live in this country. Deal with it...
    Blondie9858 Blondie9858 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 15

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    This is the rant of a person who relatively recently moved from the US (and no, I’m not apologizing for it) to Australia to be with my partner. This place is like a time warp...
    nonidentifyingusername nonidentifyingusername 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 14

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    Aussies are backstabbers. It is their culture. They are vile reptilian aliens who don't realise that they are snakes personified. We must be very careful when dealing with these...
    tonino6O tonino6O 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 14

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    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    Oops! I forgot to add: Toninofuksmeatpies. and yaketyyack. To my list ... of good bogan battlers who hate living in Australia. "Come On Down bogans"!. The more the merrier...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M Jun 13

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 13

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    It is so decent of "Lagertha34" and her sister "Lagertha341" to admit that Australia is a "Shithole". Honesty! At last. I did not think that I would see the day, that a couple of...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M Jun 13

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    There are bogans and Australians posting on this forum. They are proving to us that they deserve this: Place live: Snakes. Spiders. Scorpions. Flies. Kangaroos. Possums. Dingos...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M Jun 13

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    oneeyedeel oneeyedeel 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 12

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