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    We earn 74,000 with 6 kids aged 16, 15, 10, 4, 3 and 9 months.

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    4 kids. Between us we get just under 60k per year

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    We only have 3 - thinking about a 4th - we live on less than $50,000. Hubby is at uni though and things will change in about 3 years once he's qualified. Which will be good as by then kids will start costing more with more activities etc!

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    dh and i both work and only have one so far. dh is currently making about $120k plus what i earn working 3 days part time (about $45-$50k). i still feel that's not enough and am terrified of 2x daycare fees! how do people do it!?

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    DH makes around 120k. No ftb for us

    I'm a sahm, we're thinking about having no. 4 but money is my main concern

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    We have four kids, similar to PP we live in an area where housing is very cheap ($175 pw for us) but we travel for everything. DH earns $62000 before tax plus quarterly bonuses of $500-$2000 after tax. I work casually and earn from $300-600 per fortnight and we get ftb of $600 per fortnight. We do okay, I don't need daycare to work because I work when DH is home, I use one afternoon session of daycare a week for uni but that's affordable for one child. Three kids are in school which is the local public one and they each do one activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    dh and i both work and only have one so far. dh is currently making about $120k plus what i earn working 3 days part time (about $45-$50k). i still feel that's not enough and am terrified of 2x daycare fees! how do people do it!?
    I wonder the same thing?!? My DH only earns around $44k and I'm working 4 days and bring home around $50k. And we only have one child. We have no mortgage as we rent but we still struggle to save and can't imagine having to pay two lots of child care fees. That's the killer when thinking of no 2.
    As I earn more I have to work, we simply cannot survive on $44k alone if it was just hubby working. I'm dying to know how those with large families living on such low wages do it!

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    We have 4 bedrooms, DD 10 and DS 8 have there own rooms and DD 6 and DD 4 share. However, if they get their way they will all sleep in the same room. If not, DD10 will end up on DS' trundle bed most nights. The two younger ones will share a bed every night without fail. I don't know why we bother with rooms and beds they don't use lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furmumma View Post
    I wonder the same thing?!? My DH only earns around $44k and I'm working 4 days and bring home around $50k. And we only have one child. We have no mortgage as we rent but we still struggle to save and can't imagine having to pay two lots of child care fees. That's the killer when thinking of no 2.
    As I earn more I have to work, we simply cannot survive on $44k alone if it was just hubby working. I'm dying to know how those with large families living on such low wages do it!
    It would be tough to live on $44k. I'm pretty certain a family would be eligible for a health care card so that would help with discounts, there would also be FTB A and B. It would still be very difficult to balance a budget.

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    Default Large families- how much income?

    Nevermind- mis read last post
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