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    * Gift cards for birthdays for food
    * Kids birthday money to buy food and fuel ( always pay them back)
    * Ask work ( i work in takeaway ) to get dinner and pay for it on pay-day or a bottle of milk etc.
    * Asking parents when they are on a pension themselves.

    Have to say tho now DF and i are both working things are easier and tend not to do any of this anymore

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    Had to search thru a public bin on a main street cos I had accidentally thrown in my last $5 with some rubbish.

    Tearing old ciggy butts apart and rolling up the dregs in rizla (at least they were my own butts )

    Walked everywhere, including late at night through some very dodgy areas where I was lucky to get home untouched. I remember one night a friend was when i said i was walking, she gave me money for a taxi but i walked anyway and kept the money so i could eat until payday

    i was shocking with money back then. Still am but thanks to DH we do OK now.

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    Having to go to the Salvos and ask for assistance in paying an electricity bill that was about to be disconnected.

    Doing 95% of your clothes shopping at Lifeline etc.

    Not owning a car.

    Not doing school excursions because couldn't afford it.

    Living in rat infested rentals because that's all you could afford.

    Gah, I could go on and on, but that was my childhood. I'm not there now, but I've been there. Hugs to anyone who is currently there.


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    You get kicked out of home by your DP (now obviously XDP!) with 8 month old twins and being 8 hours from family and friends. Having to rely on the Salvos for vouchers to be able to feed your babies, and when you do eventually get a place after getting a bond loan, you have to sleep on the floor because the only piece of furniture you had was a porta cot for your DD's. Lowest point in my life and so lucky to finally have a stable home for myself and DD's, am very proud of how far I have come since then.

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    When you have a broken ankle, go to your mums house, realise you CANNOT get down the steep, concrete, narrow, unsupported steps to the toilet and have to wee in a potty. That's me. Right now. Lucky my mum is a pca. Lucky I've had a few wines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    When you have a broken ankle, go to your mums house, realise you CANNOT get down the steep, concrete, narrow, unsupported steps to the toilet and have to wee in a potty. That's me. Right now. Lucky my mum is a pca. Lucky I've had a few wines.
    you poor thing, a broken ankle in the middle of summer must SUCK! Hope it gets better soon!

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    At my worst I would write a cheque for cash on a saturday so I could get food and petrol as I knew it would not be cashed until the Tuesday when my pay was there. Not something I am proud of either


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    When I first moved out of home with my ex we lived in a caravan park. At first we were both on youth allowance and desperately looking for work.
    We used to ring Phone banking late on a Tuesday night to see if centerlink money had gone in and as soon as it did we would go across the road to the pizza hut all you could eat and pig out till we were sick, because we knew it was rice with bbq sauce for the rest of the fortnight.
    I eventually got casual work and ex an apprenticeship that paid $6/h so even then things were tight but we were able to move out of the caravan park and into a mouse infested moldy old flat in the city.
    A few others are:
    - going to Coles at 8:45pm and hanging round the bakery until the discounted stuff.
    - the old nibbling on grapes while shopping trick.
    - walking an hour to and from work because there would be no bus fare for a few days before pay day

    Actually when we were still in the caravan we couldn't afford to use the power so used candles at night, we ran out of matches and couldn't afford the $2 for a new box so we went to bunnings so ex could shop lift a box. He got busted and ended up in court and had to pay $150 fine.... That was about 90% of our income so he made a deal to pay it off $5 a fortnight.

    Hope I never have to go to living like that, :hug: to everyone that currently is


 

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