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    Quote Originally Posted by SausageFest View Post
    Those of you with over $1000+ left over is that single or double income?.
    Single income

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    Ummm...
    Maths...
    Cr@p...

    $700 a week give or take. Give because on a 'normal' CL pay its meant to be $420 or something similar but I usually get my advances pretty much as soon as they're freed up again I like to shop needlessly Take, because DF gets paid twice a month, which isn't always fortnightly, but is close to it. Those months where we pay rent 3 times in a 'fortnight' suck, especially if we have bills come in at the same time (welcome to this month, where I received 2 water bills from the RE today, to come out next week, 2 days before DF gets paid again...)

    Sorry you're having such a hard time, and I didn't mean to complain about my stuff
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    After tax and mortgage repayment only - $425.

    Then I have car loan, gas & elec, phone and internet, ge card and left over is about $200 for food, petrol, rates, insurance, water and everything else.

    This is just my weekly income. DP gets relatively the same with the same expenses.

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    $385 a fortnight.

    I live off centrelink benefits.

    I pay 440 a fortnight in rent.

    I have a child support assessment but never receive a cent.

    I know what it is like to struggle OP. (((HUGS)))

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    Hi..after mortgage and my centerlink payment we have approx $400 a week to pay for utilities, 2 mobiles, Internet, car and bike Regos and insurance, and everything else in life. The only thing that keeps us going year to year is a tax return and top ups from centerlink. We have no savings and live week to week virtually because DH works in an industry with low wages and I work
    very sporadically. I wish DH would earn more, not just for the money, just so he would be acknowledged for his hard work I feel really bad..he looks for work constantly but is not keen to reskill and lose more income. I am so sorry that so many families are earning just enough to survive..tbh at first I didn't want to read this thread coz I didn't want to be discouraged...but I decided to so I could be encouraged by those keeping thier familes heads above the water... Hugs to you all

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    $1240 and that is a single income. We do not receive anything from centrelink.

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    Ours is $2300 average per week on 1 income after tax. Dh works 6days a week night shift 12hour shifts. I am a SAHM of 2. It's hard work for him but allows us to live comfortably. We do have high living costs which can be scary at times.

    Per week
    House $510
    DH personal loan $270
    Insurances $150
    Food $300 (including loo paper, dog food, nappies etc)
    Fuel $150
    Phone/net/mobiles $100
    Other (rates,rego,water,etc broken down) $200

    So our living costs do add up. We find it hard to save much after it all.

    I don't honestly know how everyone does it.

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    So I have just been informed that the weekly income was to be after taxes & mortgage.

    I took into account all the bills etc we have.

    Without taking into account bills etc we have approx $570 left per week.

    Seems like more but then when you take out the other stuff we pay we are left with $270 (as stated earlier).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SausageFest View Post
    Those of you with over $1000+ left over is that single or double income?

    Im surprised at what some people can live off! I think its amazing and sad all at the same time.

    An Chen, I hope life gets easier for you Im sorry you are having a crap time.
    ours is pretty much single income as i said it varies from week to week dependant on weather i have felt up to working one day a week or not but we dont get much at all from centrelink either

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    after the house payment 1098 but then we have to buy food, fuel, rates, insurance, phone, power etc and after all that anywhre from 150-300 per week.


 

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