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    Default Omg is that ALL?!??!

    So finally got into centre link today to find out I'm eligible for a whopping 600 p/wk. our rent is 320!!! We need at least 100 for bills, there's not even enough left for the groceries & petrol! Wahhhhh wtf? How do you single mummies do it?

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    Yup, that's how it is unfortunately. You just do what you have to- cut back where you can, sacrifice luxuries, etc..

    You work though, don't you? That will help somewhat.

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    Budget budget budget.

    Its amazing what u can survive on if u have to.

    Luxuries have to go. Or you need to work.

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    Yeah when I was a single mum for a couple of years until last year, and that was without any child support. My rent was $340pw...we lived very poorly, in the dark, never had anything switched on at the wall unless it was being used etc. Its difficult but you find a way to manage as hard as it sounds. Not sure if working fulltime helps in the end with losing PPS or not as I only worked part time one day a week. If you need any help or advice on budgeting I know there is great mums that can give you tips

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    I get $600 per week. My rent is $280.

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    I get a bit more cos I work part time but later on I'll pop up some budgeting things I do if you'd like?? I've just had a $13,000 surgery today that I paid for outright. It's very hard ... But doable (although my rent is only $262 a week - through a scheme) I'll type it all out when I can
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    Subbing for budget tips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerryR View Post
    Subbing for budget tips!
    Haha!!! I liked the sub ninja post...thought it was catchy lol

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    If its $600 per week not per fortnight I'm sure you could make it work. Knuckle down on luxuries. Meal plan like a mofo. Turn everything off at the switch when your not using it. Use natural cleaning products rather then buy them. Just a few things off the top of my head. Best of luck

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    It is very doable, i have 3 kids with me full time and have only just become partnered. Its amazing what you can do when you need to.


 

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