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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By anon_abroad
yes it's time limited, one month to hand in...

yes it's time limited, one month to hand in application, and the application is based on the apartment I find. I will still keep eye put for other options, however unlikely in such a small town.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 102
Posted By anon_abroad
Ok, good questions. Ok, so the 'nicer' place, in...

Ok, good questions. Ok, so the 'nicer' place, in terms of financial hit, let's say it would not lower my monthly housing expenses, possibly up them by 30-50Euros/month and I would have to use part of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 102
Posted By anon_abroad
buying an apartment

I have the opportunity to apply for funding to cover 1/4 of the cost of a modest apartment. I have already seen some and there are 2 in particular that would be suitable, the difference between the...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,150
Posted By anon_abroad
I dated a guy for 1,5-2 months, right up till...

I dated a guy for 1,5-2 months, right up till Christmas. He was very different from any man I have ever been with, a bit older than me, he's English-speaking, he doesn't have a full head of hair,...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By anon_abroad
I'm quite sure they don't revoke licenses here,...

I'm quite sure they don't revoke licenses here, otherwise I would have been advised to do go ahead in that sense. Goodmom2008 is right, but I can't report him without having the money to pursue the...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-10-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By anon_abroad
I'm still seething with anger... I can't make...

I'm still seething with anger... I can't make ends meet without a minor amount of child support from ex. He is so arrogant when I address the issue, he literally just shrugs his shoulders and says...
Forum: Pets   12-02-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By anon_abroad
I moved from the country into a small apartment...

I moved from the country into a small apartment and our 2 female/spayed cats live in here with us. Any tricks on neutralising the odour from their litter box as much as possible? They poop like 5...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-29-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By anon_abroad
Something seems wrong in this picture because...

Something seems wrong in this picture because while you're taking time to learn from your past relationship, he's in denial, it would seem.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-24-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By anon_abroad
Since he is self-employed he doesn't have a...

Since he is self-employed he doesn't have a paycheck, and therefore there is nothing to garnish from. So my lawyers asked his bank to take the sum out of his account directly (I'm just saying, it is...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-21-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By anon_abroad
I got news back from lawyers - I will not be...

I got news back from lawyers - I will not be getting any CS.
XH is self-employed and here that means there is no paycheck to take 'enforced' payments from, and XH refused to pay voluntarily.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-20-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By anon_abroad
Good advice mamas! I'll see if he stays...

Good advice mamas! I'll see if he stays consistent with the girls, that's all that matters. So far the girls enjoy their time with their dad again, they all stay at the grandparent's so that they...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-20-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By anon_abroad
Well, I ended up suing ex for what are now 8...

Well, I ended up suing ex for what are now 8 months of no child support, BUT irony of the situation, I filed in early August and he still hasn't received the papers, that's how slow the system is......
Forum: Single Parenting   08-12-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By anon_abroad
So I sent him a lawyer's letter last week asking...

So I sent him a lawyer's letter last week asking him to: start visitation with the kids again (which he DID over the weekend), and to pay half of the over-standing amount by the 10th (which happened...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-02-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By anon_abroad
My ex stopped paying child support six months...

My ex stopped paying child support six months ago, and stopped visits with the kids about 4 months ago. It seems the only way to go is to report him, but this would mean he would have a criminal...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By anon_abroad
I'm doing it for real, moving in at the...

I'm doing it for real, moving in at the beginning of August! It will be a massive change, from being out in the country to a town....from a house to an apartment building! I have many reasons to do...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-11-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By anon_abroad
So here I am 3 months after my original post,...

So here I am 3 months after my original post, and my ex maintains his position of 1) not seeing the kids (except for brief, sporadic phone calls and two visits, and bumping into him in town once!),...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By anon_abroad
In terms of income brackets, in my case If I...

In terms of income brackets, in my case If I spend 1/3 on rent and am then very careful I can get to the next pay check. There's no wiggle room, but then again, not much choice since there are 3 of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By anon_abroad
wow, 80% of your income! that's terrible! no, I...

wow, 80% of your income! that's terrible! no, I think 33% is more than enough, it leaves me enough to pay bills and eat until the end of the month if I'm careful. We are moving to the small town...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By anon_abroad
Yes, rent would be 1/3 of take home pay after...

Yes, rent would be 1/3 of take home pay after taxes... and no, kids are not close to working age (11 and 12).
Of course I would like something 1/4 of take home, but there's nothing available in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By anon_abroad
Ok, well if 1/3 is still recommended by...

Ok, well if 1/3 is still recommended by financial advisors, and yes my income is dependable, then it sounds like its ok.
Plus, re-reading my post made me realise myself that it won't change my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By anon_abroad
I am looking for a rental in a town (I currently...

I am looking for a rental in a town (I currently live out in in the country), where rent will cost me 1/3 of my 'scrape by every month' income. I currently spend 1/5 of my income but have MANY extra...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-17-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By anon_abroad
You're definitley not going crazy! Unfortunately...

You're definitley not going crazy! Unfortunately it goes with the territory...it's hard not to feel a bit jealous when you see other friends sharing 50/50 and having the best of both worlds, but it...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-22-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By anon_abroad
Hmmm, cool! Thanks for tip!  

Hmmm, cool! Thanks for tip!
 
Forum: Personal Growth   05-20-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By anon_abroad
Your replies were encouraging so I did join...

Your replies were encouraging so I did join Facebook, and am learning how to use it, so far so good. My new issue is what to do with friend requests from people who have both me and XH as friends....
Forum: Personal Growth   05-16-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By anon_abroad
I have never had any interest in joining...

I have never had any interest in joining facebook, but recently I've been thinking it really might be a nice way of staying more in touch with friends. What are your thoughts? Have you been on...
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