I Am In Financial Ruin

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    Student Loan Debt: Ball And Chain

    I'm not going to ramble too much. I'm a 25 year old (soon to be 26) laboratory technician. I graduated in 2009 with over 90K in student loan debt. I never took out more than I needed to borrow for school ( tuition, room & board). Unfortunately my parents never attended...
    ladyt1787 ladyt1787
    22-25, F
    Nov 15, 2012

    Small Business Success Turned Into Nightmare

    i have no one to blame but myself. last year at this time my small online business was making a profit (finally after years of limping along) but I didnt know I was in a bubble. my relationship failed, my housing costs doubled due to living in an area that is disaster prone. then...
    sprechensiedutch sprechensiedutch
    41-45
    1 Response Oct 1, 2012

    Familly Of Six

    I've been dealt a blow and wish I can turn back time to change things. They say you learn from your mistakes and move on, but I wish I knew things back then that I know now and the repercussions is affecting my partner and kids which they now suffer the life they live because of...
    lifesabitch2013 lifesabitch2013
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 2, 2013

    Desperate With No Clue What To Do

    Am a 36 y o woman who has worked since the age of 16. In 2008 when I got pregnant with my daughter my contract was terminated. In 2009 my husband was fired when his company got sold and we were both unemployed then. After thousands of CVs sent and no luck, I decided to open a...
    desperatewithnoclue desperatewithnoclue
    36-40
    Oct 23, 2013

    Yeah, I Am Right There With You All Too And It Feels Pretty Horrible.

    So where do we go from here? It seems inevitable that I will end up in jail eventually and it won't be for criminal acts, it will be because I am unable to pay my civil penalties for a traffic ticket. They want jail time for that. I never thought it would come to that. I...
    tingtingcj tingtingcj
    51-55
    4 Responses Dec 10, 2012

    4 years ago I opened up to my manager asking him

    for support, I told him I was feeling frustrated and was getting help for depression. I had never missed a day of work, performed my job as expected and had no conflicts with anyone, but I was struggling inside and had to seek a break to recharge. His response was to terminate...
    rascan rascan
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 31, 2014

    My Venting Session.

      Back in May of this year, my wife lost her job. It was her fault, instead of being aware of a memo, she disregarded it. So, to no suprise, she was fired. No unemployment benifits either. I have been the sole source of income, and as a state worker, it isnt much. To make...
    puppetmaster305 puppetmaster305
    31-35
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2011

    I've Really Blown It

    Hi- I have never done anything like this before, but I am in such a mess that I am just reaching out I guess.   I have always let my wife do our finances.  She always seemed to be doing things right.  I am an artist and I loathe anything that has to do with money...
    bent66 bent66
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2009

    Always Broke

    My sob story..... Combined, my wife and I make well over 6 figures. Yet, our bills are more than our income. We dont live lavishly by any means. we have 2 kids and they come first with sports, activities, school, clothes, etc. Credit cards are maxed to the tune of $20k in debt...
    TheDays TheDays
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2013

    It's All Bad

    I owe everything. $9980.00 in student loans. $1647.56 to DTE. $10985 to Gateway Financial. $2875 in rent. I have no car no home 3 kids and been laid off since June. Still looking for employment! (248)636-6497 Mr. AJ
    AJRuin AJRuin
    26-30
    Oct 30, 2012

    Money Makes Me Numb

    Here goes my sad, sad sob story: I quit my job at an insurance company in July becuase it was sucking the life out of me. Oh yeah...and I was probably going to be fired, so I took the premptive strike by blowing that popscicle stand.  I thought that I could flash my resume...
    bellamia24 bellamia24
    22-25
    6 Responses Dec 9, 2008

    Never Give Up!

    Financial ruin. What a concept! I have found that financial ruin always has another step down for you to take. I guess the ground floor is a cardboard condo over a sidewalk subway grate. After making a living during my first 16 years and then making a good living for the next...
    cashew00 cashew00
    56-60
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

    Too Far Down To Know What To Do

    I really don't know where to start. I guess with...I live in a rural area that is getting more depressed every year. We live 45 minutes to an hour from the nearest large city that offers something like fresh produce. Why am I still here? Because I have no money to move. It all...
    blondenimitz blondenimitz
    41-45
    3 Responses May 23, 2010
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