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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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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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    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 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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Hello all, I found this interesting entry and think you will all enjoy the read. Good to see some aussies sharing the same opinions as us : http://www.aussieontheroad.com/10...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I am Australian. Born here, lived here all my life. I'm honest to god sick of it. Sick of all the uncultured, mean, racist bogans. Sick of the misplaced nationalism. Sick of the...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I wished I had found this group earlier, before I decided to visit there for a month. In world events, especially those showing faults of a country, I've often seen Aussies the...
    Darius211 Darius211 41-45, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate my house mate: Heres the list of things why I hate her, but my bf still invited her to live with Finishes my food and doesnt tell me, i dont mind but just tell me so that...
    sarahvenice sarahvenice 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I am a 25 year old single mom living with my mother. I hate it. My mother has always been a very hovering, controlling, very fearful mother. She has always dictated and made...
    squeenana squeenana 22-25, F Oct 3

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    Two Annoying Habits: This forum is frequented by a group of people with two annoying habits. These habits are often repeated on a regular basis. Habit number one: If you don't...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I have lived in MI my entire life in the same house in the same town and I hate it! I hate the weather, I hate the lack of excitement, and I hate the lack of opportunity for...
    DanielleJW DanielleJW 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Bogans Never Change! This forum contains a vast volume of facts about living with "The Dark Side of Australia". This forum stays Bogan free for a couple of weeks, and then...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 5

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    To those who are ungrateful and strongly despise living in Australia - There is one simple solution to your problems buy a plane ticket and get the **** out of here. To those who...
    LadyAnonymous123 LadyAnonymous123 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    You know that it is all the truth - 1. I always notice that people here walk around shopping centers like zombies, like they don't even register that there are other people around...
    otaku3000 otaku3000 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 21

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    im constantly angry all the time. i came home to take care of my sick dad. i havent been home since high school, so as you can imagine, ive always lived my own life. were not a...
    blue951 blue951 26-30, M Sep 23

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    I absolutely hate this place, everyone here are f-ing rednecks who only wear duck commander and Levi's, who are harshly republican and overbearingly Christian, and has the largest...
    biboy97 biboy97 16-17, M 5 Responses Sep 26

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    I hate my life and I hate myself. I really just don't want to keep going through life like this.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    Fear is a powerful weapon. We already knew about the friendliness of our beloved host. What is new is the Anti Muslim propaganda coming from the government. This hatred towards...
    joseerickson joseerickson 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 8

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    Bogan. I hear your variety of the English language and it is foreign. I hear your accent and it disgusts me. I hear your greetings and they disgust me also. I look at...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M Oct 11

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    I removed my kids from the local school and decided to homeschool them. What happened after that shockingly amazed me. My kids started to be totally isolated from their 'street...
    adventure2003 adventure2003 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 29

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    I am 22 and live with my mother and 25-year-old high-functioning autistic sister. The ultimate, serious issue is that my mother doesn't do anything with her life- she is really...
    peacelove75 peacelove75 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I wish I was dead it's getting to over whelming I know people hate me I know I am annoying and people wish I was dead too so what's the reason to live
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Posted this long story about how I felt. Then it got blocked. So yeah. That's my luck.
    DayDreamingDragon DayDreamingDragon 18-21, F Sep 25

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    I have a job and attend college yet they complain I don't do anything with my life. I recently got straight A's and told them and my grandfather said I don't care I'll be proud...
    rosesrthebest rosesrthebest 18-21, F Sep 26

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    Oh yeah... And her music is too loud, i could not even hear my own thoughts...
    sarahvenice sarahvenice 26-30, F Sep 28

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    Especially ones that you didn't invite. They just showed up one day, and 4wks later are still on your mother fcuking couch with no job.
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Omg... Its cold here and my housemate wears a short that only covers her butt and a short sleeveless shirt... And she turns on the heater... Wtf!!! Wear more girl!!! Looks like...
    sarahvenice sarahvenice 26-30, F Sep 29

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    Help me... Im hating her with passion now... Dont even wanna see her face...
    sarahvenice sarahvenice 26-30, F Sep 29

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    Once someone said on EP that Australia is a safe country in terms of violence - there is a law that prevents possessing any guns. Yes that is true maybe people do not shoot each...
    adventure2003 adventure2003 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 29

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    Nothing. But nothing beats having your own space.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 29

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    Parents fighting again.... My homework is never going to get finished. I swear, my life would be better if someone actually cared about me once in a while.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F Sep 30

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    Hey ive got something to say to all you ungrateful wingers. If you don't like my country Australia then go **** off and live in India. We aussies are sick of you annoying...
    ProudOzzy4Life ProudOzzy4Life 22-25, M 10 Responses Oct 5

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    I've been in Italy for just over two weeks, and I'm loving it so far. The food and drink are so great, far superior to the Italian food in Australia, the scenery is spectacular and...
    annebelle88 annebelle88 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 5

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    Imagine that I never swore before I migrated here. No matter how hard it was at times I had someone to turn to, someone with love in their heart... Now I just can't help it...
    adventure2003 adventure2003 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Australian Infrastructure - a reflection of the disorganized, greedy nature and embarrassing mental mindset of this country. It doesn't happen often that public transport beats...
    doktorevil doktorevil 70+ 3 Responses Oct 6

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    OUT OF "ARNHEM". 1. I am black Aboriginal. 2. My ancestors settled in Arnhem 20,000 years ago. 3. Arnhem is my country and my home. I am proud of my heritage. 4. "White...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    You go to a supermarket and there is a food product you want to try, it's made in not Australia. You eat it and you like it. Next time you go to the same place want to buy another...
    O1100 O1100 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Another racist rant in Brisbane : https://au.news.yahoo.com/qld/a/25238651/shocking-racist-attack-on-queensland-rail-guard/ The bully is blaming alcohol to be responsible of its...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 11

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    Monday, 13 October 2014 "Television". "Newspapers". "Talk Back Wireless". Wayne (Anglo-Australian): Husband Here love, look at that carnage in the Middle East. Bettina...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    An "Italian Gentleman" complimenting an "Italian Lady": Il calore del sole e il profumo del fiore. A "Bogan Deadbeat" complimenting a "Boganette Guttersnipe": Hiyagoin...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M a week ago

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    Do you know what we are missing in Australia? REALLY SMART PEOPLE! I'm talking about sociologists, writers, philosophers, economists and politicians. Just look at the other...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 13 Responses a week ago

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    Exhausted! I am exhausted with the "Repetition" of Anglo-Australians. Repetition 1. This is my country. Repetetion 2. Australia is beautiful (landscape). Repetition3...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is "Andrew29". I am a Bogan Australian, and "I AM ASHAMED" of my culture. I am a regular poster on "Experience Project". I apologise profusely to all the non Bogans that...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What is in the Australian news today and in recent times? If anybody will have any doubt that the majority of Aussies is retarded, he will change his mind very quickly!
    upyours01 upyours01 46-50 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    "annebelle88", Where are you? How is your "European" tour faring? All milk and honey so far? Please endorse me with an upfate. I am keen to know. With Love, sickness18...