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I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 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'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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    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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    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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    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 4 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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    I've been living and working in New York for the rest of my life. I'm 30 and currently living with my parents. Things fell into me when my then MSC coordinator from Special...
    thisiskotone thisiskotone 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Saturday, 13 December 2014 A Message To All And Sundry! This forum has become home to a boxing ring. Those who "Hate Living In Australia" (like myself) and those that "Do Not...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    Sunday, 30 November 2014 A MESSAGE TO AUSTRALIANS! Stay away from this forum. Do not appear on it, and do not post any comments on it whatsoever. You have no place and no...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M Nov 29

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    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 A message to people who hate living in Australia! Let's try this way of thinking for a short time frame. I have already started to do it myself...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    So this older Australian man started raging at me for my story, swearing and trying to convince me that what teenagers do here is normal. He was racist and abused me for being from...
    cristinaluciana cristinaluciana 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think people think your mad when you say I hated living in Australia. Just watching wanted down-under makes me stressed thinking back to our life there....its been 7 years and I...
    doriseena doriseena 46-50 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Some people who hate living in Australia have requested that I revert back to my "WICKED WAYS" of "POSTING" again. They find my musing amusing. Very well and all's well that...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Unchanging Impulse! (this is not a one-on-one debate with people who "Love Living In Australia) I did say that I will not talk to them on a face to face basis. People who "Love...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 3 Responses Dec 14

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    So today I was just chilling in my living room watching TV and playing video games because my parents left earlier. After 3 hours they came back and told me that they were texting...
    ivangb11 ivangb11 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    I have lived in Australia for over 12 years and I know somethings are good here but I overall hate this place. I live in Sydney. My country is not very good either but I do not...
    kkkkt kkkkt 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 18

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    Australians! I speak for migrants who share my pain. I have lived in Australia for 47 years. You have abused me for all of those 47 years. I have a Tan complexion, and I am...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have lived her for 11 years, my parents moved us all here as they thought we would have a better life. Well no, don't move here, as a migrant I get constantly made fun of and...
    cristinaluciana cristinaluciana 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Real Life Experience! After living in Australia for many years, I have spoken to a handful of Australians; who were concerned that many migrants did not fully assimilate into the...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Australians! Your impulse in responding to the truth that is being presented on this forum is disgusting. The impulse is one of "Bullying" and "Intimidation". You are really very...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    We immigrants who have arrived here have been lied to that this was the land of opportunity. It was never really the ''lucky country'' . Unfortunately we have fallen for their lies...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    People are best if they stay in their own countries, they will find more happiness there. Would be immigrants should not make the mistake of thinking this is the ''land of milk and...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I have lived in Australia for altogether for 12 years. And I used to live in other western countries for 9 years and I am from Asia. Here are the reasons why I do not like living...
    kkkkt kkkkt 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 13

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    Hello, ok first off let me explain why at my age I still live with my parents. I moved back in with my parents 4 years ago because my husband and I got separated. Basically he...
    BrokenAngel1201 BrokenAngel1201 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    All-right everyone! I read your responses and I agree with them. I will change. I will not use this forum as a "Therapy Session". It is only that I have been affected...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sunday, 21 December 2014 Real Life Experience! (continuation of a previous post) My Egyptian friend in "Saudi Arabia" informs me that: 1. His twelve months work contract has...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    If I could change my life again I wished I would not live in in this country. I have had massive problems here which I don't miss or forgive and forget. Australia is a real rip off...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can't really move out until I graduate so i'm stuck living with people who make me feel worthless and try to pin everyones problems on me. Its Christmas Eve and my dad texted me...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    It's not that I necessarily hate the country itself, it's just the culture surrounding extreme fitness and sometimes snootiness - well where I live anyway. I don't know if...
    mollydurant mollydurant 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I hate waking up everyday knowing that I'm going to have to deal with people and listen to yet another fight. When I'm upset I can't even depend on my mother to make sure I'm okay...
    speaklikeachild speaklikeachild 16-17, F a week ago

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    Australians want real life experiences from us on this forum? Very well then! Drop this sugar cube in your cup of tea. I drink beer regularly on weekends. I have done so all my...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Sunday, 30 November 2014 Hello Everyone! One week ago to this day (Sunday, 23 November 2014), I posted a questionnaire. This questionnaire has not been answered by a single...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    A Message to Australians! Many of you want us out of Australia. We do not want to be in Australia. We were fooled into migrating to Australia by clever advertising. Now, we are...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M Nov 30

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    Australians have no respect for their own history. They are so ignorant about it. We have no historic quarters in our large cities or towns preserved in their entirety that are...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Hello Everyone! I have received a couple of responses to a couple of my posts. These responses were from Australians. Guess what they said? Here are their answers in my own...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Unfortunately, I was born and raised in Australia by a foreign mother and have never traveled abroad. Nonetheless, my own disposition contrasts to that of a TBAB. I have always...
    MRR007 MRR007 13-15, M 7 Responses Dec 2

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    An Aussie bogan should be defined by attitude and behaviour rather than race or ethnic background. There are many bogans of non-anglo background. Bogans come in all shapes, sizes...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I am so annoyed at the way Australians are into sport and little else. If your not into sport here you get ostracized from society. I for one am not into sport and have suffered as...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 6

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    Adam Goodes says Austalia founded on 'lies' Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has attracted criticism for saying Australian history is built on lies. During a recent interview...
    vladdyy vladdyy 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    my flatmate behaves like my mom. she asks me questions all the time such as: where are u going?, what are u doing? then she is like u shouldn't be doing this or that. but she is...
    joyhossain joyhossain 22-25, M Dec 6

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    Boganland is a place full of 'trash people' who go here and there carrying with them all negative elements such as depression, rage, jealousy, trick, resentment, arrogancy...
    kkpb7533 kkpb7533 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 8

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    Here is a fact! English speaking countries are the: 1. Most uncultured and boring countries in the World. 2. Next to many other languages, the English language is boring and lacks...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    "We're your parents we know whats best for you" Actually no, you don't. Yes, you're my parents, yes, you raised me, but are you a ******* mind-reader now? No? Then **** off. You...
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, T 1 Response Dec 9

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    Speaking at the opening of the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre's new premises in Footscray, Mr Fraser said the children Mr Morrison had agreed to release from detention could be...
    Exp19800 Exp19800 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10

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