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503 Making Ends Meet

Large families, light spenders and conservative lifestyle, they either own or are paying off their separate home

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Large young families, one parent working skilled job while the other looks after the kids, renting in cheap metro areas.

503 Making Ends Meet

Large families, light spenders and conservative lifestyle, they either own or are paying off their separate home

  • Population84K
  • % of Population2.3%
  • Household Income$85k

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A mixture of younger and older New Zealanders of European descent, Making Ends Meet live up to their name, and do not have it easy financially. They aren’t really interested in the news or what’s going on in the world, nor do they care for cooking. However, they lead active lives, and often feel there aren’t enough hours in the day to cram everything in.  When they get a chance, they like going to the races, or to an exhibition or show.  Their appearance is important to them, and they keep up with the latest fashions as much as their budget allows.

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We have a pretty full-on day planned today. This morning, I’ll head down to the local ITM to pick up some Jib and paint for the bathroom. It’s cheaper if I fix the hole in the wall than hiring a tradie who’ll charge a million dollars. I’m also keen to take the kids along to Bay Park to watch the Steamers take on Auckland this afternoon. Hopefully they get up for a win against the boys from the big smoke; they need some good fortune after the losses they’ve had lately — I sure as hell do too.

After the game I’ll probably drop the boys off back at home, and slip on down to the TAB. I figure that if I can win a bit of money it’ll help us cover some of the rent and car payments this month. I’ve been on a bit of a losing streak recently so I’m overdue for a win.

Stacey, the wife, has started buying more stores’-own products in order to cut down how much we’re spending on food. She’s also started up a little vege garden to help out. Good on her I think: it’d be dead in a week if I looked after it.

I’m not looking forward to next week — it’s going to be full on packing at the local kiwifruit orchard. We’ve been short staffed ever since the PSA virus hit, but things are turning around now, which means more work and longer hours. Bugger! I might have to have a Waikato to take my mind off it for now.

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