How come your mum on a single pension does all right and saves some money and yet Roscoe above with two pensions is not doing well.
Something is not quite right.
Last edited by Digby; 15-03-2017 at 08:09 PM.
So what colour is your Adkaf?
Have you joined Proud to Be Kiwi yet?
Roscoe probably eats more and is more expensive to keep.
Basically - I'm under no illusions about TOP's chances of winning a seat. Having said that, I'd be happy if they got over the 5% threshold.
In the USA - it depends which aspects of their current political landscape you're talking about. I don't really have any time for the 'Not my President' lot. Trump won, and he is the President.
However, if you're referring to the states and judges blocking his anti-immigration bans, I'd say this: they're doing their job, and they're acting within their constitutional rights. If a judge rules a travel ban is discriminatory, the President was not within his rights to implement that ban.
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Us husbands are a sorry lot.
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tell that to those on $15 an hour, whose taxes are paying for you.
The MEDIAN/mean wage isnt very much at all.
She pays $220 power roughly, averaging it out summer/winter.
Around the same in insurances.
Net and landline is about $100.
Rubbish (3rd party) is about $150 every 6 months.
No water bill.
Sky $58 a month.
Her food bill is huge, she pops into the supermarket every couple of days to "get milk and a couple of things" and spends $1000 a month easy.
But hey, everyone needs a hobby.....
She pays the lawn man $20 a fortnight.
And that's it.
I know cause I helped her change things after my dad died, I expected her income to be crap, but no.
So you tell me, no rent or mortgage, pensioners have enough really.
With rent or mortgage, yes, it can be an issue.
wipe your paws.
"M" tax code
Category Weekly (net) Fortnightly payment (net)
Single, living alone $384.76 $769.52
Single, sharing accommodation $355.16 $710.32
Married person or partner in a civil union or de facto relationship $295.97 $591.94
Married or in a civil union or de facto relationship, both qualify Total $591.94 $1,183.88
Married or in a civil union or de facto relationship, non-qualified partner included on or after 1 October 1991 Total $562.60 $1,125.20
My mum gets $802. There is lawn man money and a disability (doctors and prescriptions) allowance on top of her pension.
People with rent or mortgages can get an Accommodation Supplement (but it's not that great) and possibly some Temporary Additional Support.
I forgot her rates, she is now getting the rates rebate so pays $11 a fortnight in rates now.
With my dad, they got no rebate as their income was too high for it.
wipe your paws.