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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    A word of comfort to people who "Hate Living In Australia"! Nothing in Australians will change for the better. They are a people condemned. Find migrants like yourselves (there...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I hate living with my mom....she puts me down calls me every name she can think of, screams at me, blames me for almost everything, she makes me want to put myself in a hospital so...
    lostbrokeheart lostbrokeheart 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have moved over from the U.K. and now living in Sydney. If you do not earn big money here don't ever come here! this place is ridiculous you have to spend hundreds of $ on...
    HateAustralia HateAustralia 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 3

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    If you are planning to immigrate to Australia or come to Australia as a backpacker or a student here is an overview of Australia. What I will talk about is what I observed while I...
    kkkkt kkkkt 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    My experience living in Australia started off okay and decent. People were friendly at first and somewhat welcoming. I began to notice the bogan culture slowly. The funny this is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 18

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    we never get any peace and quiet living out here in the boonies. its either the neighbors making too much noise or the wild animals. I hear cows giving birth, roosters, the wild...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I find this country to be divided and its people individualistic. Its nature is dry and humdrum. The Australians for the most part are hugely self-centred, and do not make a real...
    pingpong88 pingpong88 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    pingpong88 pingpong88 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 11

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    ketir ketir 31-35, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm just so done. I can't stand it anymore. I need to get out of this house. First it was my mother's house. She was horrid to live with. My boyfriend lived with me at that time...
    MichiDesu MichiDesu 18-21 3 days ago

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    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    lifetripz lifetripz 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 14

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    My father-in-law is elderly and is staying with us from Egypt. He is visiting Australia as a long term tourist, and he dislikes this country already. He says that people in...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I am so glad I can express my thoughts somewhere without feeling like I am going to be stabbed, or told to eff off. I have been living here all my life and every single year has...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been reading these posts and I find these topics of these posts do not really surprise me. It seems the overwhelming noted failing of Australians is really that lower...
    fiir fiir 31-35, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I cant wait to move out. I really dont care if I will end up living with roommates I wont like. As long as Im away from my parents. I cant handle the sexism, racism, homophobia and...
    Knockoffheart Knockoffheart 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's kind of funny seeing how many foreign people come to Australia everyday as students, workers, migrants, etc with the expectation of a "better life", seeing beautiful beaches...
    lifetripz lifetripz 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi all, I was in the US for 6 months and had to come back, absolutely HATE this place, where would you go: US or EUROPE? cheers "moites"
    laustralia78 laustralia78 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 2

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    NuclearHedgehog NuclearHedgehog 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Ozstreme Ozstreme 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 13

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    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    ​Guess which one is the Aussie pool. 
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 3 hrs ago

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    just moved here from NY... I'm in Dandridge now.. what a huge difference
    drewroc drewroc 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    I lived in Australia for two years and I don't like it one bit. People here are not emotional enough. Everything is so expensive and it is difficult to make real friends. I am...
    pingpong88 pingpong88 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I have terminated my work contract for 2016. I will leave Australia for ever in January 2016. This country is not for me. It is extremely boring, very uncultured and far too...
    pingpong88 pingpong88 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    The Liberal Hypocrisy aka the prime cockroach and the vermin following him: So here we have 2 cases of legal procedures. One is the case of a supposed terrorist (supporter...
    doktorevil doktorevil 70+ 2 Responses Mar 5

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    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 5

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