Surviving On One Income

@KrauseHome (34994)
United States
April 19, 2018 12:47am CST
Quite the impossible thing to do anymore unless you get lucky and get a really good paying job. And then you need to Pray and hope nothing ever happens to your health or that job to change things. Unfortunately, this is not like back in the day when you could get a job and expect to be there 30 yrs and retire. Now you have to prove yourself daily and hope your health or the economy does not come crashing down around you. Especially when you are raising a family with some kids. How many jobs does your household have, and working from home, or being a delivery driver for some extra cash counts? Is it enough, or are you always looking for and wanting something more? My husband works full time, and now drives for Uber eats. I am on Disability but earn $$ selling on eBay etc and have my own business. So you see we try to keep things going to where we can surivive for sure. And it is not always easy. ~~TINA~~
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@mlgen1037 (16533)
• Manila, Philippines
19 Apr
There is nothing easy in this world and we have to find ways to survive. But you know what as long as you are not relying on somebody to feed you and you are striving to have a good life and be happy, then it does not matter what other will think or say. Just continue having the life and one it will all be good.
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• India
19 Apr
yeah we need to keep trying as we don't know how our work will pan out and in case we lose our job
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@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
13 May
So true... and having more than one option is always good
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@NJChicaa (37065)
• United States
19 Apr
My husband and I both have full time jobs. We live in a state with a very high cost of living so 2 incomes is a must.
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@sw8sincere (2831)
• Philippines
19 Apr
I have a full-time job yet I am still searching for more opportunities online to buy things I want and to save up money.
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@carexing25 (1830)
• Philippines
19 Apr
that's definitely how my thoughts are running right now.. "hope and pray nothing happens to health" coz there's no budget and I don't have the plan to set aside some budget for it..
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@just4him (110243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Apr
It's just me and my Social Security and no, it's not easy.
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@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
13 May
At least you got other ways like your Writing to bring in some other money as well
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@just4him (110243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 May
@KrauseHome It doesn't bring in very much. I don't make royalties every month, but it would be nice if I did.
@Chazzygal (441)
• Botswana
19 Apr
the great thing is that if you see your situation and want to change it then you are on the right track. the most important thing is that you are trying your best to help your husband and i am sure he is very happy and appreciative of your effort to help. people like you are an inspiration to the youth a reminder that life is what you make out of it! thank you for sharing.
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@Jessabuma (13500)
• Baguio, Philippines
19 Apr
Always good luck to you... I know you can do it.
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@iridion9 (6408)
• Philippines
19 Apr
life is tough sometimes
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@Berrygal (2738)
• South Africa
19 Apr
It isn't easy as the economy is biting but it still good
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@Paradon (1172)
• Pattaya, Thailand
20 Apr
Hi Tina!! I am on a limited budget and get bye pretty well with my "System". When I get my money, I pay my rent and other small bills and divide the remainder by the number of days left until my next money comes in. This way I know everyday how much money I can spend.
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@Courtlynn (65775)
• United States
19 Apr
Most I know can't make it with 2-3 people in a household working. My mom and brother work "real" jobs while I babysit, sell avon, sell on fb, and do online things. We're not always caught up on cable and lights, because my brother doesn't help out like he used to. But we always have our rent paid, car insurance paid, phones paid, and have money for gas and food. Plus we once in awhile put money aside for a little fun [ice cream, movies, bowling, new clothes]. And will usually at least pay something towards the cable and lights. But here is also more expensive than most other parts of the state. And where we live we have winter protection for lights from November to March. So they won't be shut off if not paid inbetween then, but have to be 100% caught up by April. Though, we have only gone one month each year without paying anything during that time. And that's only like $70.
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@Shavkat (56925)
• Philippines
19 Apr
It sounds a difficult time. As for me, I humbly say that I have a good job for now. However, I still do some part-time jobs.
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@Daelii (4891)
• United States
19 Apr
Its hard! My husband works and I'm a stay at home mom. The only way we could do this is because we both work hard to save money where we can. No big fancy phone bills. We dont have a new car. We saved up to buy a used one. I coupon and buy a ton used / make our own. We have what we need and most wants.
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• New Baltimore, Michigan
19 Apr
Not easy at all. My car unexpectedly had some kind of rear tire problem and locked up, wouldn't drive. Now I'm out $200 to get it fixed and I doubt I'll make it to the end of the month. Thank God for Armour Lunchmakers, one dollar a piece. Those can keep you alive for days (and thin.) Oh well.
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@id_peace (4808)
• Singapore
13 May
It is very difficult to survive on just one income. I am working on multiple sources of incomes
@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Apr
I've read since this that delivering Uber eats has been very beneficial to you. That is great news.
@miketagz (7457)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Never to depend on single income but at least you earn on home than commuting on office.