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    Default You know things are sh!t when....

    You break into your 2 years olds money box to buy tea bags.

    Please share your lean time stories....help me feel better

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    You have to use money DS got for Christmas to pay bills.

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    Been there done that! But, it was one of those round tins (like a can of beans tin) from the 2 dollar shop and I had to open it with a tin opener! Then when I went back to the shop to replace it the following week they didnt have any the same!! I had to buy a different one and put a load of coins in it and tell DD I just thought it was prettier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
    You have to use money DS got for Christmas to pay bills.
    Done that too!

    I have also been known to pinch a toilet roll or 2 from work...I did replace it though when I had the money to.
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    We went through a really tight period just after DD was born, Hubby was between jobs and our savings were disappearing into the mortgage.

    I had to pull all the cushions off the couch, as money often falls out of DH's pocket to scratch up enough money to get DD's lactose free formula. Thank heavens she seems to have gotten over the lactose intolerance now cause that formula was sooo expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GothChick View Post
    Been there done that! But, it was one of those round tins (like a can of beans tin) from the 2 dollar shop and I had to open it with a tin opener! Then when I went back to the shop to replace it the following week they didnt have any the same!! I had to buy a different one and put a load of coins in it and tell DD I just thought it was prettier!
    I can laugh about it now but at the time I was in tears...so big hugs for you SPG

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    I've not been there myself before but I feel for you all

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    - My DH used to bring left over food home from work (he is a chef) and it was all we lived on during his apprenticeship.

    - We used to go and visit family for a few days on his days off, not because we wanted to see them, but because he couldn't get food on his days off.

    - I had to to take $4 from the fundraising chocolates at work to get home on the day before pay day on a few occasions (I replaced the money the next day)

    - The year before last we were so broke for a while that we went shopping late at night to get all the dodgy food that was on the turn cheaply- we were spending about $40 a week on groceries. We would get things like yoghurt that was about to go off for 20c and 3kg of juicing carrots for 50c.

    - We used to ask for coles myers vouchers for christmas so we could stock up on groceries.

    - When I first moved out alone and Brisbane had paper transport tickets, my house mate and I forged them and sold them. I got caught once, but I think I looked so pathetic the bus driver let me on the bus anyway.

    - Also when I first moved out, we had a empty bottle of good wine in the cupboard and every time someone came over we would fill up the empty bottle with cask wine

    - Another tale from first moving out of home...My grandmother asked us to take some stuff to the op shop and it was retro kitchen wear and old books- I sold the kitchen wear on ebay (though I did keep some because it was awesome) and sold the books to a book store.

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