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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14-10-2013 19:31 #1-
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Omg is that ALL?!??!
14-10-2013 19:46 #2
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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14-10-2013 19:50 #3
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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14-10-2013 19:57 #4
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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14-10-2013 19:59 #5
I get $600 per week. My rent is $280.
14-10-2013 20:02 #6
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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14-10-2013 20:18 #7
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14-10-2013 20:20 #8
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14-10-2013 20:25 #9
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
14-10-2013 20:30 #10
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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