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    • xironsongx
    • By xironsongx 7th Mar 18, 12:34 PM
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    Under a lot of stress with money
    • #1
    • 7th Mar 18, 12:34 PM
    Under a lot of stress with money 7th Mar 18 at 12:34 PM
    I don't get paid much in my job, I take home around £1,000-£1100 each month depending on how much over time I do (and usually none is available though I do say yes when i can) , I work 40 hours a week, have 1 half day each week, sometimes 2 if ratios allow it & have 30 min lunch to cover the half day (this is standard for all of us as employees).

    I've recently been ill in February and have lost £200 from illness, plus I'm off sick for this whole week so I will loose another £300-£500 (I haven't had chance to access my pay slip as I'm not in work & we get the old fashion paper ones).

    I have a lot of things going on and to save for such as my wedding and also Christmas & emergency fund.

    I have just opened an online store for offbeat casual bridal party wear
    and will open a new one to sell every day stuff with my photography works but as I started today, I don't have any revenue from it.

    Don't have much to sell, only a few band tshirts, DVDs and brick-a-brac stuff ?
    Wedding BA £900.80 Wedding piggy bank: £39.00 total: £939.80 / £5,600 (15%)
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    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 7th Mar 18, 12:58 PM
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    • Jox
    • By Jox 7th Mar 18, 1:11 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 1:11 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 1:11 PM
    I had a look at some of your other posts and you mentioned you are a nursery worker - could you look for another job that is better paid maybe either in the same field or another?
    Can you look at your bills and see where to reduce them?
    • John-K
    • By John-K 7th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
    You do not need to save for your wedding for long. £200 can cover it just fine, registry office, a couple of rounds of drinks for the witnesses, and a takeaway curry and film at night.

    Your wage doesn!!!8217;t look right, it!!!8217;s lower than an adult minimum wage, are you too young for that to apply to you?

    Best idea based on the scant information given is to find a better job.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 8th Mar 18, 10:20 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:20 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:20 AM
    OP, you have made 102 comments in 12 days, most of them are about different challenges you have joined. OK, so you have not been feeling well, but now you need to grab the bull by the horns, and get a job which pays more money.

    At the moment you are tinkering with small amounts of money, opening an online store when you haven't got much to sell, trying to patch up the holes in your finances with a plaster. Money doesn't magic itself into your purse, you need a better job. Good luck.

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    • starting_again_in_the_sun
    • By starting_again_in_the_sun 8th Mar 18, 11:04 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 11:04 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 11:04 AM
    OP, are you not eligible for any sick pay?

    Also agree that you could save a lot on your wedding if you wanted to.
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