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I agree with what other posters have said about looking into a part time job on weekends. Maybe at a supermarket. And get rid of the foxtel. Maybe you partner needs to look at a 2nd job or another job that pays more than his current one. Maybe asking family to mind the kids while you work if you have any family who could.
Sounds like you are doing alot of positive things to keep your debt down tho so that's good.
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30-08-2013 14:25 #21
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30-08-2013 14:27 #22
Your estimate is wrong, if he's making $540 a week, then you should be getting a lot more FTB than $7.
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30-08-2013 14:42 #24
Could you do some ironing from home, you could stipulate they drop off and pick up.
I did this years ago when the boys were tiny and it was just too hard to work more than I was already working, it was easy, I could do it of an evening watching tv, the extra money at the time was a godsend for those weeks when all the bills came in at once.
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30-08-2013 14:44 #25
Sounds like you need a job to be honest. You'll likely get rebates on daycare if your partner's income is that low so it could be worth your while. If you can't afford to live on his income a job is the answer.
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30-08-2013 14:47 #26
30-08-2013 14:53 #27
I have to agree with PP that you need to firstly get rid of foxtel. I understand that you currently have it for entertainment but it is honestly a big waste of money especially if your budget is tight.
Then sit down look at your budget and give Centrelink a call to find out why you get so little from them.
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30-08-2013 14:58 #28-
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You need to get your priorities right. Things like mobile phones, internet & foxtel are not essential items they are luxury items. If you are genuinely struggling to put food on the table, you should cancel your foxtel, mobile phone contract, landline internet if your have it etc etc
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30-08-2013 15:02 #29
I too am baffled by the amount you are getting from Centrelink.
I am a SAHM, whilst I have 4 children, not 2 (which means I get slightly more by default), DH earns a 6-figure income (before tax) and I am still entitled to a heck of a lot more per fortnight than $7.
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30-08-2013 15:03 #30
I agree with PP, that estimate seems very low. My DH earns a little more than that, we have one Bub and our rent is much cheaper and we are entitled to around $400 a fortnight. I'd go into Centrelink and get them to review all your info again.
Good luck with it all, I really hope they can help you
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