Working, but ends still don't meet
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 7:00p.m.
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23/08/2012 2:48:44 p.m.
i think this is stupid. look at their kitchen my kitchen doesn't look half this good. i think people have to stop looking at ther downside and start being positive about their living.
22/05/2012 9:41:42 a.m.
Leao Saitaua Nofoagatotoa wrote:
Hi JohnEveryday I drive past this new building at the corner of Great Sth Rd and Redoubt Rd Manukau, clearly at the doors are the Nazi signs on both doors, which you can clearly see from the road. I've watched and studied what happened at the Camp of Death called it when 1,000s of people (Jewish etc) were killed by the Germans, and I wonder if whoever drew these signs have any idea how hurtful it would be for those whose families were killed and slaughtered in that Camp. Please go there and see it yourself because I love our country, I'm originally Samoan but this is my country where I stay and working hard everyday and raise my family because i know it's safe, but things like this will effect how people feel about New Zealand, it's being there for over a month. Kind RegardsA true New Zealander
17/04/2012 11:26:37 p.m.
I am wondering why these fools are crying foul over $80 000 when people are lynching single mothers for living on $14K DPB and telling them to budget better and cut down. Try living on that and having the barre necessities become impossible luxuries.
16/04/2012 9:46:17 p.m.
I agree with Johnny - the novelty of seeing how far you can make your income stretch does wear off after a while. I earn $50k a year, while my wife is studying full time. She gets no student allowance on account of me being such a high flyer, although we do get a wee bit from working for families (a scheme that wouldn't be necessary if wages weren't so hopelessly out of step with the cost of living.) Every week it seemes we are being asked to tighten our belts a little more, while the price of staples such as bread, cheese and vegetables creep inexorably upwards. We don't live extravagantly (never have), but when you work a full week (and occasionally a weekend), you shouldn't be made to feel like nice food, the odd bottle of wine, and an occasional movie are luxury items. And yet that is exactly what they have become!
16/04/2012 1:52:18 p.m.
It's all about priorities. It is hard to believe they are struggling on an $80K combined income. I personnally earn less than this (sole earner in family) and am paying off a mortgage in Auckland. Our family (Wife and 3 children), manage just fine and always have some left over to do a few extra things (ie Ballet, Soccer, Swimming etc).
You hear quite often through the media, about the costs and affordablity of housing and every day living for New Zealanders for my age bracket and below. Yes it is expensive, but those that prioritise and set targets have better chance of achieving their goals than those that don't.
15/04/2012 8:40:50 a.m.
Maybe if Kylee stopped smoking she would have more $$ to play with each week!
yes thats right she is a smoker!!!!
14/04/2012 11:22:03 a.m.
Oh dear, all these poor people commenting on here who live on much less than 80k a year, yet are so awfully grateful for being able to just scrape by and not starve to death.Sorry, but i don't call that a life.
14/04/2012 10:45:18 a.m.
We also get $80000 with four children it is a struggle. Groceries/Phone/Power/Mortgage/Petrol/School Cost (State Schools)/Rates eat out the majority of our pay. The Groceries alone are more than the Mortgage and that is with nothing flash in the Shopping Basket.
14/04/2012 8:12:18 a.m.
I felt that most of the $80k was going towards paying the flash kitchen off! As for Dare on Trademe-well it got her on National TV.
13/04/2012 7:33:55 p.m.
Looks like budgeting advice is necessary for this family. There are people out there surviving on a QUARTER of what this family earns and they will never understand how this family can not survive.
Get some budgetting advice and spend your money wisely and stop your pathetic complaining
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