He just signed a 12 mth lease and can't get out of it to move home.
Mum lives in another state so to move home will be quite expensive more than either party can afford.
Now it's not just rent. It electricity and gas, water and phone, than their food to keep him alive.
Yes I have thought this out.
It's very real to me. It is a very reality that it could happen to us.
While I am not a single mum. We are a single low income family with 5 other kids.
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27-05-2014 12:34 #101
27-05-2014 12:42 #102
Not sure if anyone answered the timing question, but the senate will vote the budget in its sitting week starting Jun 16.
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27-05-2014 12:59 #106
You can watch and listen to the senate sitting live so there is no wait as such.
27-05-2014 13:10 #107
Oh, and thank you very much for all your help in finding that x
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27-05-2014 13:25 #108
But if this budget stands to hit you and your family so badly, would you reconsider your stance on being a SAHM forever? If I remember correctly, you have said in the past, that you wish to continue to be a stay at home Mum, and have no intentions of entering the workforce. If this is correct, and in order for you to stay home like you want to, but at the same time somewhat rely on government benefits to do so, isn't that expecting just a little too much?
If this budget passes and it leaves you and your family much worse off, would you consider entering the workforce? And if you did enter the workforce, would you continue to work even if in, say 8 years time, the government welfare system changes and it would allow you to return home for the rest of your life, would you do so?
I'm purely just interested. I do find it hard to understand the reasoning of wanting to stay at home, even with grown children, instead of working, when you do somewhat rely on government assistance to do so. This isn't an attack on you, just merely trying to gain some understanding and wondering where you would draw the line and come to a compromise on your values
27-05-2014 13:51 #109
Of course I would do and have done in the past what I need to do to keep food in my kids mouths and a roof over their heads. While we can juggle things so we can afford for one of us to stay home we will.
It is very important to us to have one parent home. That's why we sacrifice things other don't or won't. Getting or not getting Benefits will never define my values.
When my kids are grown I won't be getting any benefits from the government. I don't get any special benefits that others don't.
I just budget my *** off to work with what we do get.
Being a stay at home mum is not going to change the fact that my adult child could be in situation you quoted. Let's face if I did have a job it would be a low paying job as I am not qualified and I haven't worked in 18 years. So most of my pay would go into childcare. So not only could I still not help money wise but I couldn't just jump on a plane and help her when she needs it (yes I have done 3 times in the last year when she was incredibly sick)
We would be worse off atm if I had a job.
Edited to add...
Dh often works away often and it sometimes on a very little to no notice.
And I care for my elderly parents. Do all their appointments shopping banking etc...
So it's not just childcare that a issue.
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27-05-2014 14:22 #110Senior Member
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Lets not forget, that when you re enter the work force your CCR/CCB drops, I am going back to work in two weeks and our childcare will double from what it is now. That is all very well, but if you factor in travel expenses, childcare etc. We are going to be very slightly better off. I am ok with that, I am eager to re-enter the workforce, but I can completely understand why some people wouldn't in that situation.
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