I used that lumpsum to put a deposit on the house and am now paying the mortgage and paying for everything else on just a single parents pension.
Anyway, I still get the $550 I think it was last year, in July.
I will pay off my son's OT and speech and also I have an outstanding bill with sensory tools Australia.
If I have left over, I might indulge and get a new sewing machine, which will earn itself back when I sell more handmade items. So I see it basically as an investment with a return
Currently I am without a sewing machine and Im going stir crazy
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15-06-2012 23:02 #83
My back to school bonus i am finally getting my iphone..
Mine usually goes on expenses and rego and i like to spend some on the kids ( clothes etc) but i think this year i might put it towards a family holiday to queensland.. ( although i am sure one of those unexpected bills will turn up )
15-06-2012 23:06 #84
New side fence going halfs with neighbor, paying rego, paying a few people we owe money too! Hoping for a good amount!
15-06-2012 23:11 #85
If I get any this time it will be going into the emergency fund account that I just emptied to pay my lawyer. I feel so uncomfortable without a back up in place.
15-06-2012 23:17 #86
I owe them money for my newstart from a few years back... I didnt know my lump sum CS when EH done his tax was a overpayment of not declaring income or something and i still get the supplements i think if you get overpaid FTB then they take that out.. I way overestimated the last couple of years so i am not going to get stung again....
15-06-2012 23:57 #87
I feel a bit dumb. I am assuming since I don't totally know what FTB supplements are We probably won't be getting any. From what everyone is saying thy are buying though it must be a bit of money.
16-06-2012 00:11 #88
16-06-2012 00:29 #89
I have a bill from an overpayment last year so I've no idea if I'll even get any this year but if I do, it'll go on new bed for DS2 and bedding and hopefully bond on a new house when we move :-)
Fingers crossed I get some back :-)
16-06-2012 00:39 #90
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