+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 66
  1. #41
    Ana Gram's Avatar
    Ana Gram is offline 2008 WINNER - straight shooter award
    Winner 2008 & 2009 - Community Minded thread
    Winner 2009 - Mod Award - most passionate member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    18,597
    Thanks
    1,028
    Thanked
    3,125
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    I have worked damn hard for my 'benefits'. I would find it completely demoralising to say it's 'benefits day'. I don't think people realise how much of a stigma is attached to being on benefits. If someone asked me how much my income was, I would include my payments otherwise the amount would be $0 which is incredibly depressing to me.
    Last edited by Ana Gram; 06-09-2013 at 06:49.

  2. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Ana Gram For This Useful Post:

    Amiedoll  (06-09-2013),Benji  (06-09-2013),HugsBunny  (06-09-2013),jagamoe  (06-09-2013),peanutmonkey  (11-09-2013),~ElectricPink~  (06-09-2013)

  3. #42
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    811
    Thanks
    109
    Thanked
    439
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I consider my FT as payment. I earn that money by staying at home full time and raising my children. The hardest, craziest, most amazing & rewarding job in the world IMO!

    whenever I state an income I always just say my husband earns.......
    I don't reveal centre link payments, generally because people never ask!

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Jarylee For This Useful Post:

    jagamoe  (06-09-2013)

  5. #43
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,592
    Thanks
    3,231
    Thanked
    6,568
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Degrassi View Post
    I don't include benefits because we don't receive any. We have one child, don't use childcare and our combined income doesn't qualify us for assistance.

    I consider our income to be whatever we get paid after tax.
    I am the same

  6. #44
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    860
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked
    243
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I'm an accountant and always view income as taxable income. Some of the income sources mentioned on this thread are apples and oranges as you can't compare gross (before tax) earnings with net FTB or child support which net income.

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to beancounter For This Useful Post:

    LoveLivesHere  (06-09-2013),River Song  (06-09-2013)

  8. #45
    rainbow road's Avatar
    rainbow road is offline look at the stars, look how they shine for you
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    in a glass case of emotion
    Posts
    12,446
    Thanks
    1,195
    Thanked
    8,105
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I count DPs salary only when diacussing our income and expenditure because it's what we live off- we don't see anything else (currently my pay, eventually FTB).

  9. #46
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,876
    Thanks
    15,273
    Thanked
    11,477
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    Quote Originally Posted by beancounter View Post
    I'm an accountant and always view income as taxable income. Some of the income sources mentioned on this thread are apples and oranges as you can't compare gross (before tax) earnings with net FTB or child support which net income.

    This
    Sent from my GT-P5110 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  10. #47
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    1,304
    Thanks
    2,279
    Thanked
    490
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I usually say DHs income before tax, because I'd never worked out my benefits (ftb a and b) plus DHs income. All together it's around 46,000, so I'll say that from now on .
    We budget closely and live in a pretty cheap to live area so we can afford to pay off some nice things (my family also gives our kids a fair bit of clothing and furniture).



    Sent from my iPhone using Bub Hub app

  11. #48
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    777
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    181
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Jarylee View Post
    I consider my FT as payment. I earn that money by staying at home full time and raising my children. The hardest, craziest, most amazing & rewarding job in the world IMO!

    whenever I state an income I always just say my husband earns.......
    I don't reveal centre link payments, generally because people never ask!
    I understand this point. However when I was a full time SAHM I didn't get any FTB. So does that mean I don't work hard enough? Because then this thought process would mean as my husband earns more the government thinks I work less as a SAHM then those whose partners earns less.

  12. #49
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    19,776
    Thanks
    5,212
    Thanked
    7,063
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    I think if we're going down this route then we'd have to include tax. I know the tax we pay far outweighs the tiny amount of FTB we've qualified for in the past.

  13. #50
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,872
    Thanks
    146
    Thanked
    1,729
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    we live off hubbys military pension and his part time work so that makes up our income.
    I get FTB which we dont include in our income as its not much and is used for incidentals..I dont get CS as exh and i have a private agreement which CL knows about


 

Similar Threads

  1. *Spin off* of 'confessions spin off'. Do you find playing with your kids boring?
    By 2BlueBirds in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 23-08-2013, 05:45
  2. Replies: 53
    Last Post: 01-01-2013, 21:41
  3. Spin off of a spin off, what discipline methods do you use?
    By headoverfeet in forum Parents with large families
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-11-2012, 13:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Life FertilityLife Fertility Clinic is a boutique fertility clinic located in Spring Hill, Brisbane. Our dedicated fertility and IVF ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
SurrogacyAdoption / Surrogacy
Growth Of Intellection. Discussion?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Career change - good idea?Working Hubbers - Employed
I am... #20General Chat
IUI QueryNon-IVF fertility assistance
@Nattie84General Chat
HGC lelvels stressed please helpConception & Fertility General Chat
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›