I Am Broke

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 507 People

    My case is very different.

    I have liabilities worth $70 million dollars and net assets worth about $20 million. I defaulted on bank loans - had a very difficult time in refinancing and I dont know if i can make the payments again. The banks have everything I own and if things go south its going to be...
    nevereverquit nevereverquit
    6 Responses Sep 17, 2014

    Beyond Broke

    I am broke and pissed about it.I can't blame anyone but me for bad choices that I have made in the past which have landed me in the financial situation that I am in today.All the bills are way past due,My van is falling apart actually their is only one working door to our van and...
    diamond33 diamond33
    20 Responses May 25, 2008

    My finances are, let's just say I am up to my

    neck in debt trying to help my partner when he keeps saying promising something good, he is trying to start a business and I'm busy supporting his ideas, but they are not working and I'm tired of supporting someone who keeps talking but does not deliver.
    LLsexyLL LLsexyLL
    31-35, F
    Oct 25, 2014

    I hate it cuz it gets worse everyday.

    God will it ever get better? I can't chill out, buy new clothes or shoes cuz I can't afford to and now my school has blocked me from using my account, emails,can't even view my lecture slides and i don't know what's going on in school all cuz I've not paid my accommodation fees...
    HerRoyalFlyness HerRoyalFlyness
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2014

    I am a widow my husband died about 6 years ago.

    Life was good for a while I had money and a paid for car and house, I was working doing very well on my own. Then here come the children helped them keep their cars, houses and helped pay babysitters, taxes and whatever they needed help with. They hung around until my money...
    car0403 car0403
    56-60, F
    Apr 20, 2014

    I have always been broke.

    .have always struggled. But the past months have taken on a whole new meaning of being broke!! I had to buy a car in April 2014...even though I couldn't/can't afford it. Since then, I have been playing catch up on rent, utilities, the car payment, etc. I'm not eligible for...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    Sep 17, 2014

    I am 21 and I have too much Debt.

    I don't know what to do to get out of it. I feel stuck
    djla93 djla93
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    Trying to find ways to earn more money

    so I can pay the bills. Oh such is life....
    Choudenji Choudenji
    46-50, M
    Aug 7, 2014

    Yup two jobs and barely making it thru the

    months.... Idk what to do anymore no matter how hard I work it literally doesn't pay off!
    browneyedgirl10 browneyedgirl10
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2014

    Where'd the Money Go???

    I am on disability, so I don't make as much as usual. However, I do get my base salary. Where is it going? I can't afford to pay the house, the car, the utilities, and afford groceries on a full month's pay. What's going on all of a sudden?    
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2007

    I'm a college student living in CT

    and I'm broke! My mother lost her job 1 year ago and I have been paying her mortgage and bills with left over scholarship money which is about to dissapear. I just started selling Avon, if you'd like to help me out, here's my shop: timelesslycaptivating(dot)avon(dot)com I also...
    kroksg kroksg
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2015

    There has never been a time

    when I could just freely ask my parents for $2 or $3 without being scared they can't afford to give it to me. My mom has about $50 in her bank account on any day and my dad is the pastor of a very small church, so as one can imagine there is no real income coming from that. My...
    Xoxolife Xoxolife
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 12, 2015

    My husband and I tried

    for 14 years to have a baby. We had a stillbirth and a bunch of miscarriages. Finally we hired a surrogate and got a beautiful little girl. Problem is now we are broke. We sold our condo to pay her and are living in a trailer. I know we should not have done it but my girl is...
    thesunnevershinesinmyhouse thesunnevershinesinmyhouse
    46-50, F
    Feb 23, 2014

    im so tired of having no money.

    my parents are disabled and i feel like they have successfully prevented me from having a shot at anything because they never had the money for it. im greatful for my life but im sick of living it due to lack of money. try coming home each day wondering if you're going to eat or...
    alwaysgloomy alwaysgloomy
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 21, 2014
    reddwolf reddwolf
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2014

    There Is Always Something

    I am the sole provider for my family. I make about 2300/month after taxes. That sounds like a pretty good income but I live in Hawaii (not by choice). Some months we squeeze by. Other months are so hard I feel like giving up and moving to the beach. Now the state funded...
    Nextvic Nextvic
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Oct 31, 2009

    I am Broke! Like seriously $5 would make

    such a difference right now!
    Adeleak Adeleak
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    So, you know how you need money to live?

    And how you spend money to get stuff you need? How do you determine what is vital? I donate money to help save stray dogs but, that isn't something you forfeit like a trip to mcdonalds.
    misslonely90 misslonely90
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2014

    I'm So Broke and Giving Up..

    My life is so lonely, my life is so miserable, I am alone, suffering alone, I hope this will not gonna happen to another person.. It's really hard, everyday im so depressed, im so worried, im so miserable, im so worried.. I am so broke with money.. My husband is in another...
    MrsMiserable MrsMiserable
    7 Responses Jul 10, 2009

    I am broke and still the government wants me to

    pay a chunk of $ for income tax..Sheesh! Now, where to get the money from..
    VanTraveller VanTraveller
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    I feel worthless right now

    because of my tight budget. I can't get what I want and even what I need and it's getting bad. My work is not sustaining me much and my list of expenses is getting longer and longer, I don't know if I could survive a day or two with this. But actually I'm being used to it, being...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    Section 8 Liver

    I am a single mom with 2 KIDS!! I am in school, but I feel like Im not doing much. I wish I didnt feel like such a deadbeat, but I do. I just am sooo poor and I dont have a working car:(
    exslut exslut
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2008

    I started freelance writing in November.

    I provide content for some websites. Dont make very much. But I'm getting more and more exposure. And interactions with muicians is one of best parts of my new venture. But I still need to make a larger monthly income.www.smj12.com
    Themarksmanhat Themarksmanhat
    26-30, M
    Feb 22, 2015

    It sucks to constantly work

    and break your back, to barely keep a roof over our heads
    whiskey89 whiskey89
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2014

    I post something earlier to test this app

    and now I can't delete it lol
    champion12345 champion12345
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    Really really sucks being broke,

    but i wont be for long }:) if you're in college like me or just struggling in life cuz you're out of cash, check out this website http://jobrize. com/index.php?ref=222888 for an easy way to make a couple bucks You're welcome ;) <3 No space between the . and the com
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles
    22-25, F
    Sep 15, 2015

    I Can Never Get Ahead

    My husband and I can never get ahead.  We decided a long time ago that we always wanted one of us to stay home with our kids and daycare in Southern California is ridiculous.  My husband has a degree in Computer Networking so we decided I would stay home, he will work...
    serendipity75 serendipity75
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2008

    If you read my last few posts then you will know

    that I have been going thru some hard times lately. things started looking up for me when my buddy and his wife showed up out here and offered to get an apartment with me so ill have a way to get off base and some where for my wife to live with me after the wedding. great idea...
    thatguyoverthere93 thatguyoverthere93
    22-25, M
    Jun 8, 2014

    I Am Broke and Lived In a Tent

    I lived in a tent in the parking lot of my church for two years...in fact I would still be living there is someone has not attacted my husband in his sleep and stabbed him 9 times in the back.  He was not hurt as bad as he could have been, but they would not allow us to stay...
    singer1960 singer1960
    46-50, F
    5 Responses May 1, 2008

    I am so broke and have made terrible choices in

    the past few years trying to keep our house. I work but recently the shop I have worked at for 17 years is closing. I have a new job but honestly don't feel emotionally and mentally ready to take it. I am not unusually so weepy but I fell Im coming to the end of my rope and want...
    jparkers1 jparkers1
    56-60, F
    Nov 30, 2014

    That deep sinking feeling

    when you realize you have no spare money to buy yourself lunch at work. FML
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 20, 2015

    I can't stand it. No health insurance,

    working full time, decent rent, need groceries, need my car serviced, paying for braces, need new glasses real bad, need new tires on my car... Ugh!! I don't know what to do
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    We have $8000 in hospital bills

    and are living on a little retirement. I am trying to get SS disability for my husband who is very sick. He is also fairly childish and spent all the food stamps the first week of the month.
    rubygarde rubygarde
    Dec 15, 2014

    i'm going to be homeless in 2 days,

    have not ate in 2 days, no longer able to think straight, i get dizzy when i stand up. all i want is to just work again and nobody will hire me. i might be getting to old for anyone to care. i'm at rock bottom or getting there fast and out of my control. i cant pay for my rent...
    wesley2112 wesley2112
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    the last 6 months and i dont care

    as i focus on a tech startup. is this normal?
    thejoyprovider thejoyprovider
    26-30, M
    Jan 1, 2015
    calimaro calimaro
    22-25, M
    Aug 28, 2014

    If Only It Grew On Trees.

    My life would be a lot easier.  It is my fault I have no one else to blame.  But the massive frustration is with the fact that growing up we are taught to believe that as long as you have that college degree life will be great.  Thats bull.  I graduated with a...
    leeya010101 leeya010101
    6 Responses Apr 6, 2009

    The hits keep on coming!

    Bills, rent, lost 2 jobs, new baby, and now just languishing with no income praying and stressing .... too much pride to ask for help, no one to ask if I wanted to ... tell me you understand!!!
    FluffyKat FluffyKat
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2014

    my bank is the worst.

    They're charging me money for not having enough money in my account. apparently i cant even afford to be broke.
    blackguy22 blackguy22
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 3, 2014

    Moving out from my rented place now.

    ..tired and devastated. I don't know where to go, just keep on piling things into my car. I am dead.
    Jxen Jxen
    36-40, F
    Jul 24, 2014

    I am getting married in 3 months

    and i need a place to bring my wife when she flys back with me. so i saw my buddy from bootcamp and a school and he told me hes bringing his wife here and needs to get an apartment and offered to split the rent with me. good idea right? wrong. i have been spending all my money...
    thatguyoverthere93 thatguyoverthere93
    22-25, M
    Jun 4, 2014

    I'm trying so hard to save money

    for the future. But it's hard when I'm trying to invest in my future. I'll get through this.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 20, 2014

    Drowning In Debt

    I quit my last job because I tried to pursue my dream. I loaned money from the bank to help me find work with a bigger pay abroad. I wanted to buy my own house and working locally would not give me enough finances to do that. After almost three months of trying to look for a job...
    starked starked
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2011

    I don't make a lot of money.

    My has an phone are getting shut off because my roommate moved out awhile ago and I can't make ends meet. When I loose phone I will prob loose my job too. I don't have any family. I don't really have friends either so I'm really alone and scared
    need2Bcontrolled83 need2Bcontrolled83
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2015

    EP, I'M Out Of Tokens. Again.

    Well, golly gee, virtual currency is hard to come by.you earn two tokens per each half gazillion questions posted, or something.And then stuff costs in five-token increments.So to post a gesture to someone's whiteboard takes a heck lot more EP hours than the second or two it...
    reachmygoalasap reachmygoalasap
    22-25, F
    Jun 4, 2013
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