March 27, 2024

Jenny Maria, a part-time worker from NSW says:

As a family our combined income is 1600 per week, half of that is Rent alone then we divide amounts between weekly payments to allow any extra to go towards groceries, petrol and electricity. On my current pay rate at times I make many sacrifices, to take our children to special events like Easter shows, camping or just a day in the city. It’s very hard to save for car insurance, registrations and a home deposit when you are living from week to week. Fortunately because I budget we have not had to ask for assistance from charity, not that there’s any shame in asking for help but we do donate all of our old clothes, shoes and unwanted items to charity or anyone who can use them.