With many in their teens, 20s and 30s, Making the Rent are often single and still living at home or in a shared house, or recently married and expecting a first or second child. Youth, pregnancy and stay-at-home parenting mean Making the Rent have a below-average income —even among full-time workers, very few earn over $60K pa. Many Making the Rent are finding it hard to find adequately paid work, and quite a few have given up trying. Nevertheless they put what income they have toward sustaining independent and busy social lifestyles.
Walk with Me
Boy, was last night good or what?! But now I don’t think I’ll have enough money to pay the rent this week. The flatties are not going to be happy! But it was sure worth it.
The boys and I headed down to our local pub to watch the Warriors and dabble on the pokies. It wasn’t going to be a big night…. until Toddy hit it big on a multi he had. I had used up all my cash but it was mostly Toddy’s shout.
We went to the pub before we headed into town to hit the clubs. It was a good night out with the boys, heaps of beer and laughs all night. Last thing I can remember is eating Maccas at 3am; got a killer hangover today.
I promised Mum I’d help her out around her house next week; supposedly I have to keep myself busy since I don’t have a job. She says I can’t sit round all day playing video games with my mates and that I should go out and get a job — yeah sure, Mum, like it’s that easy