Struggling to make ends meet

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    Sunrayshappen
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    I left my ex when my daughter was 3 – he has never paid maintenance as he is self employed and puts his earnings into dividends and bonds – child maintenance support came back with a weekly payment of £5

    My daughter is now nearly 16 – I work full time on £24’700 but tax credits have gone down from £57 a week to £5

    My outgoings do not cover what is coming in and I know it will get even harder with daughter travelling to college and wanting a social life – feel so tired lying awake every night worrying about money. There is literally nothing left over to have a day out, if repairs need doing to the house or car – I am at a loss –

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