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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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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.
    ItalianEnzo ItalianEnzo 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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    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 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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    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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    Been living with my grandmother since I was born. Always act like she's right and all that. All she good at is giving people lectures but not on herself. Think she knows everything...
    msunique1989 msunique1989 22-25, F Jan 13

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    This country doesn't stop amazing me everyday. I heard Tony Abbot being interviewed the other day after his scheme to reduce parent leave and he placed somewhere in his speech...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Real Life! "Chile" or "Australia"? I work with two Chilean migrants and at the moment they are: 1. Saving to return to their country of birth which is "Chile", and live there...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    living alone for the last few months has made me realize that I am a chicken lol. I hate it and all the sounds from the apartments around me freak me out.
    keke8714127 keke8714127 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Monday, 26 January 2015 Australia Evil Day! Day of Infamy! For the deluded people who "Love Living In Australia", I enunciate the ensuing truth: The Anglo-Australian history is...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    What I dislike about all of this is the disrespect, you come to Australia, you find out you hate it or it's not completely to your liking, then you are toxic and venomous about it...
    farefolkiss farefolkiss 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 19

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    Almost everything about it drives me insane. The fast pace of life, the mostly freezing weather except for summer and then these freak cold spells in the summer. I Get very easily...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F a week ago

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    http://site.6park.com/life2/index.php?app=forum&act=threadview&tid=14315495 If you can't read the content in the link above, let me translate for you - actually, I will only...
    kkpb7533 kkpb7533 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Saturday, 10 January 2015 A belated greeting! I wish all Australians and especially Bogans, a "MISERABLE NEW YEAR OF 2015". May the new year of 2015 be the beginning of the...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Interesting article regarding THINKING and what Australians think of thinking ! http://www.womankindmag.com/articles/why-do-australians-hate-thinkers/
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 6 Responses Jan 13

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    ugh! I hate my mom she is such a *****, she acts like everything revolves around her. she gets jealous over my dad who is her ex-husband, she doesn't understand that they're not...
    CharmaineLong23 CharmaineLong23 22-25, F Jan 18

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    So this new year's eve is the best ,fyi i love saying irony, i won in the fight vs.my mother.. happy new year and new us!
    imflippin imflippin 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Thursday, 01 January 2015 Real Life Experience! My brother-in-Law is Italian. Recently! He had known four newly arrived Italian migrants to Australia. All four of them were...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 5 Responses Jan 1

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    Friday, 02 January 2015 Real Life Experience! Morning Tea at Work: Two weeks ago, I heard two Anglo-Australian females talk about the "Martin Place Fiasco". All that was...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Today, the first working day of 2015, for the first time I openly rejected "No worries". Me: I now have a property for rent, could you do this job for me? Real Estate Agency...
    kkpb7533 kkpb7533 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I can't almost everything about it. Now I'm aware that there is a difference between an arts, college, tourist, and business towns versus towns where they are barely new people and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Jan 5

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    Right now, I'm irritated at the cost of everything practical going up, all in the name of self-serving governments. Examples: - Car insurance. Why does CTP cost at least $700 this...
    flyingdrone flyingdrone 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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    10 dark secrets about the 'lucky' country. (they won't surprise anyone who is already aware of the various social issues in this country. http://wakeup-world.com/2014/09/25/10-dark...
    MRR007 MRR007 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Wednesday, 07 January 2015 Real Life Experience! My nephew is 37 years of age and lives in "Melbourne". He is a self employed Architect. The other day he decided to apply...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Thursday, 08 January 2015 Please Help! I speak "Arabic", "Italian" and "English". I live in Australia (unfortunately), and constantly I hear this weird sounding and...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I live in a beach suburb in Sydney, Australia. There are newly built flats in the area. Three large bedrooms and state-of-the-art amenities. Five minutes walking to a major...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Well, I'm back in the penal settlement, colony, dominion, ostrayliah, island-continent, down-undah, or whatever you want to call this place. Here for a couple of months, and every...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 16

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    not true about the voting, I haven't voted for well over 15years and I have a clean police record, a police record that I recently obtained for employment reasons. I am Australian...
    farefolkiss farefolkiss 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    Emigrate to Australia ? The purpose of my posts on this forum is two fold. Firstly, I would like to do what I can to help prospective migrants hear another perspective on...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Well what can I tell you! My Egyptian friend who works and lives in "Saudi Arabia" has just become a father to a baby girl. Congratulations! (He looked for a job as an Architect...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Australia Day is a clear demonstration of the racist oppression which still plagues this nation. Any decent human with knowledge would boycott this national disgrace and pathetic...
    MRR007 MRR007 13-15, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today is Australia Day. The thing is, even though I was born in Australia, I feel more at home elsewhere and I don't fit the characteristics that are considered typical of...
    annebelle88 annebelle88 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Did you hear the latest? Australia knights that useless consort imbecile Prince Philip with a knighthood???A knighthood???Isn't being a prince enough????If you needed further proof...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    I hate the fact that we live on a strong life sustaining world infested with too many weak willed people. Alot of two legged viruses infecting the planet. To be alive breathing is...
    4thHorseman 4thHorseman 36-40, M Jan 3

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    ugh! i have to live with her!!! i can't stand her. she is dumb and she is completely useless and always tries to point out my flaws to my husband. i hate living with her. if i...
    paloma21 paloma21 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I have a really annoying neighbor. I hear nothing but screaming, swearing, and hollering all the time. I think it's coming from upstairs but Idk.There can't be any peace and quiet...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate living in new York city
    Miimii00 Miimii00 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    This is such a catharsis, I never dreamed I would meet so many people that share my views of life in the US Army. It makes for an appealing work day while I sit chained to my desk...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 13

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    I have been married for almost 11 years. My father in law used to live with us when he was alive. He was a good man. My husband was not allowed to drink because of his issues with...
    hopelesswoman hopelesswoman 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am the second of five sisters. We are all adults with husbands and children. Our parents, now in their seventies, are still working, blue collar, paycheck-to-paycheck kind of...
    BobbieB106 BobbieB106 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I don't know where to start with this post, especially not if I don't want to be seen as ungrateful or spoiled. Maybe I am, I don't know. I'm ranting because I hate being...
    artist40 artist40 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Loved and hated. Bad combo. Happened to all of us. Well many of us. I will speak for me. All my ex bfs let me down. Broke me down. That's why I hated them for hardening my heart...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 50 mins ago

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    In August I started a new job at a Pharmacy because I couldn't stand the job I had at the time. I was really looking forward to this new job because hey better pay! & It seemed...
    ForeverArmyGirlfriend ForeverArmyGirlfriend 18-21, F Jan 21

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    In August I started a new job at a Pharmacy because I couldn't stand the job I had at the time. I was really looking forward to this new job because hey better pay! & It seemed...
    ForeverArmyGirlfriend ForeverArmyGirlfriend 18-21, F Jan 21

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