'Knowing what you can live without becomes an essential skill'

'Almost everything is a balancing act, sacrificing something you want for something you may need later in the week – knowing what you can live without and how to bulk buy “on the cheap” becomes an essential skill.' 

Read Mick Smart's story: Life on the breadline: Knowing what you can live without becomes an essential skill

This is the latest installment of Life on the breadline, Guardian Australia's series about Australians living in poverty sharing their day to day lives.

 

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