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Is $55,000 a good wage or not?

Old Jun 30th 2011, 5:35 pm
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to be fair on the guy big difference in salaries between mines and Western Sydney.
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Old Jun 30th 2011, 5:38 pm
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Even if you came back to Aus on your previous offer a few years back your still not going to be living a flash lifestyle. To really get ahead in Australia you need two incomes, People who only have 1 forever live with the pesants and never get ahead. England is a much nicer place to be living off 1 income than Australia.
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Old Jun 30th 2011, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Weebie View Post
Even if you came back to Aus on your previous offer a few years back your still not going to be living a flash lifestyle. To really get ahead in Australia you need two incomes, People who only have 1 forever live with the pesants and never get ahead. England is a much nicer place to be living off 1 income than Australia.
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Old Jun 30th 2011, 6:28 pm
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Even if you came back to Aus on your previous offer a few years back your still not going to be living a flash lifestyle. To really get ahead in Australia you need two incomes, People who only have 1 forever live with the pesants and never get ahead. England is a much nicer place to be living off 1 income than Australia.
LOL "live with the pesants"

Here I make money and anticipate doing so in some form in Oz its just that to be safe I am looking at worst case scenario which is if we had to could we live on my husbands wage alone at first.
I'm not expecting to live in a 6 bedroomed beachfront home with pool and tennis courts living it up in freo every weekend but I dont want to live in pikeyville either.
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Old Jun 30th 2011, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Weebie View Post
Even if you came back to Aus on your previous offer a few years back your still not going to be living a flash lifestyle. To really get ahead in Australia you need two incomes, People who only have 1 forever live with the pesants and never get ahead. England is a much nicer place to be living off 1 income than Australia.
I'd rather live with peasants than live with certain snobs on here......
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Old Jun 30th 2011, 7:04 pm
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Who are the pesants anyway - I might be one and not realise!
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I didn't mean the pesants call literally I'm just saying. At least people who are on low incomes in Australia get a free house and benefits.

There are reasons why childcare is a such a huge industry in Australia. Doesn't matter on your income even if it's reasonable high you'll always struggle if its not 2.
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Originally Posted by Weebie View Post
I didn't mean the pesants call literally I'm just saying. At least people who are on low incomes in Australia get a free house and benefits.

There are reasons why childcare is a such a huge industry in Australia. Doesn't matter on your income even if it's reasonable high you'll always struggle if its not 2.
It's peasant, not pesant, you peasant!
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I'm a pedant, does that count?
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I'm a pedant, does that count?
You need some Tunes, love.
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You need some Tunes, love.
Gawd, you're showing your age there!
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Gawd, you're showing your age there!
I'm showing it in the mirror today, I'm afraid.

Shame we are currently a one-wage household and I can't afford any botox.

(You know, that one-wage my husband earns, where his commission component alone is more than my previous salary, which obviously means we can't afford to live on one salary. )
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I'm showing it in the mirror today, I'm afraid.

Shame we are currently a one-wage household and I can't afford any botox.

(You know, that one-wage my husband earns, where his commission component alone is more than my previous salary, which obviously means we can't afford to live on one salary. )
We're a one wage family too.

We're so poor I'm thinking about hitting the streets.

But what the hell do you do with a bag full of 5c pieces?
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Originally Posted by Weebie View Post
I didn't mean the pesants call literally I'm just saying. At least people who are on low incomes in Australia get a free house and benefits.

There are reasons why childcare is a such a huge industry in Australia. Doesn't matter on your income even if it's reasonable high you'll always struggle if its not 2.
Two pieces of info for you Weebie and a repeated request........

1) Info 1 - Many people on one income are better off on that one than many other are on two.
2) Info 2 - Many people on one income aren't struggling

1) REPEATED REQUEST 1 - quit providing wrong info to people on the forum. People come here looking for advice and/or opinions. You seem to be confusing the two and are posting your opinions as if they were gospel. This is misleading and unhelpful so pack it in.
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We're a one wage family too.

We're so poor I'm thinking about hitting the streets.

But what the hell do you do with a bag full of 5c pieces?
Well I read this morning they might be doing away with them so I'd aim for at least 10c a time, Dreamy.
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