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I Am In Financial Ruin

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    I am in a tight situation. My boyfriend and I have been dealing with his ex wife for a while. He got paid yesterday and this morning we woke up to an empty checking account because...
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    Im sick of people constantly having to move around to new locations just to have a job. Im sorry, but moving just sucks. You just get this so called "Fresh start", basically just...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I tend to always mess up. I always end up pushing people away . Everyone I care about ends up leaving .. I don't know why but I guess maybe I'm just not good enough
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    I can't remember exactly how old I was during this time, but I was in my second year of kindergarten. My mom met this man. I don't know how old he was at the time, he was black...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    If I manage to sleep, I awaken to all over burning, throbbing, stiffened pain; if I don't sleep, I position myself all night to pretend like I don't burn and hurt so badly I want...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F Apr 26

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    so, I had forgotten my sign out sheet for one act at home, I had the lead in the play so I knew I had to get it. long story short I ended up rolling my car, going to the hospital...
    Courtney1810 Courtney1810 13-15, F Apr 26

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    I'm a flaming liberal and there have been studies done on the differences between liberal and republican brains. All I can say is: it's a genetic difference and here's the link...
    indigofem1 indigofem1 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Like the title says, I'm a habitual procrastinator and it is coming full circle to screw me over in life with it's bloody vengeance. What you don't understand however, is that...
    Tsukasa102 Tsukasa102 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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    Let me first say that I and my father don't have a close relationship. He has controlled my whole life ever since I was born and treats me like some slave. This happened a few...
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