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I Am Poor

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    I looked up this group

    because of what my family and I have been going through for quite some time now and whoa, I never really thought that maybe there are people out there that have it much worse :( I am so sorry. I guess all I can say is be strong, we will all get through the challenging obstacles...
    Jahhh Jahhh 16-17, F Mar 7

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    "Someone Else Has It Worse That You," That'S My Motto!

    I can sit here and say how horrible my life is by not having anything or whatever. . but one thing I never forgot was somebody else always has it worse than me. This little boy is that other person. . http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh7je93hdPU3D2FD8J You...
    PharaohAzul PharaohAzul 16-17, F Apr 28, 2013

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    I'm Young, Poor, And Lonely

    In case you couldn't tell from the title, this is a sad story. I'm posting it here on the internet because I literally have no one else to talk to about how I feel. Financially, we've always been poor, and it just won't get better. Between my dad dying, my mom losing her job, my...
    imfallingapart1 imfallingapart1 18-21, F Oct 26, 2013

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    Still Poor

    Today I woke up in tears. My mom is four months behind on rent, The eletric is due to be cut off any day, and ontop that we already had our gas cut off. I live off of disability and my moms income is cut in half. Her bills are more than our income together and the worst part is...
    mindlesskimi mindlesskimi 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    sometime i watch tv and see the celebs

    and what they wearing and the jewelry they got and I'm like Im never going to have that. I got my fam and my besties though and everyone have god so...
    TeishaHK TeishaHK 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    Why Can’t I Sleep At Night

    I hold my pillow, my eyes won’t closeMy ceiling fan turns and my clock ticks awayThough my heart beats slow, I lay here all aloneMy muscles are tense, I am emptyAs I hold my pillow tightly, I cannot get any restMy mind is flowing as everything else continuesWhere is the love...
    jpinc jpinc 26-30, M May 28, 2012

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    I Am Poor

    I am poor, but I am happy! We have food & heat & our family is doing well. Money would make things much easier, but we've been through worse & we also scrape by somehow.
    angeltears21 angeltears21 22-25 1 Response Sep 29, 2010

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    From Riches To Rags But Now I Am Having Fun Working To Get Rich Again

    Through (and this is true) no fault of my own I recently lost my Company and found myself on the job market for the first time in 30 years as an entrepreneur. At first I thought ‘no problem’, I have started and run 3 very successful companies, I have turned over tens of...
    symonb symonb 56-60, M Oct 27, 2012

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    Not Employable

    I can't work, but I keep applying anyway. No one's hiring someone with a 5 year resume gap. Today's job interview tanked mostly based on my wrist's weakness, and I don't think she was too happy with the idea of me being out where the customers could see me, she said about getting...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2007

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    I don't normally post stuff about my struggles,

    but I'm in a really stressful situation right now and I feel the need to get it off my chest. I have a friend, she thinks she's got it so hard, because she's "poor" too, but living in America poor means something else entirely if you have a job and house - you can get...
    Kasekosmos Kasekosmos 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I Am So Blessed

    we cannot get enough support from my father. we have discovered that 2/3 of his salary are being sent to his siblings, not worrying about his five children.   i have to find a scholarship grants for my education since elementary. thanks to Him, he has given me strength...
    MeglioBlue MeglioBlue 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2010

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    Working -class- Girl.

    Yes, I am poor. Always have been, trying to not always be. I've always lived in the poor or artisticly labeled parts of town by myself or with roomates and growing up, but in these neighborhoods I get to see the Mayor tearing down subsidized housing to build luxery condoes, and...
    causticstorm causticstorm 21-25, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2007

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    I Cant Even Buy Prada Shoes=(

    MY parents stopped sending me money, I used to be so comfortable with financials ;had 2 cars and could afford  to buy atleast one brand  bag each month ... now i cant even buy those prada shoes, i have to wait atleast a month=(=(  I need shoes all the time to match...
    gpinusa gpinusa 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    Had to pay my university over £300 the other

    day; now I'm cutting it close, haha. Just got to earn enough to pay off my credit card balances in full, each month, until April - the month of the next student loan payment.
    dannyjc93 dannyjc93 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I'm poor. Just turned 18

    and now I sell my underwear socks online to make a bit of extra cash. It may be weird but I just can't get a job. If anyone is ACTUALLY reading this and is interested message me lol.
    rachelcutie rachelcutie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    A Teacher With No Money

    At 25 all i have in my account is $60. It's not just the loans I have to pay back, I make enough to pay back loans and pay my bills but not enough for myself. I've been struggling with this for 3 years. My phone bill this month came up to $413.86 because my idiot heartless...
    khushali11 khushali11 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2011

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    I'm Horrible With Money!!

    My mom's one of those people who substitutes drugs or alcohol for shopping. A shopaholic I believe they're called. Any time she was troubled, sad, lonely, or just plain bored she'd deal with it buy shopping. She didn't care if she had the money or not, she'd just get in the car...
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    How Poor People Can Be.

    One day, a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be.They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from the trip...
    mulder mulder 26-30 14 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    I am 31 years old and I am poor.

    I am not poor in the sense that I have no money to buy food, but I am poor in the sense that I have no savings. I grew up in a very poor family, both my parents worked very hard but made very little money, I always knew that we were very poor so I never asked my parents to buy...
    whatever4009 whatever4009 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Things Are Getting Tough.

    I didn't grow up poor. Before the economy got bad my family was maybe lower middle class, but we have dropped drastically since then. I managed to get a good scholarship into college and I have been doing really well. I graduate this year, so soon I'll be able to (hopefully...
    GurlPowa GurlPowa 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    Really Need Some Help

    COMMISSIONS PLEASE? Hey Guys, I Need money to get clothing for winter and to afford our move back to Missouri. . So I'll Be Taking Commissions (Even Though Commissions Are ALWAYS Open). I'll Even Lower Ref's To 30$ Full Body's To 15-20$. Badges And Chibis To 10$. 5$ For Icons...
    Akueri Akueri 18-21, F Oct 20, 2013

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    I am not doing too well financially

    but I'm rich in spirit and wisdom.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    From Middle Class To Below Lower Class

    I was raised in an middle class family sure we weren't wealthy but we could always afford what we needed to buy, we had a nice home and a brand new vehicle enough food in the fridge to get us through the month. Not sure exactly what happen but i moved around to 2-3 different...
    ToxicBrownies ToxicBrownies 18-21, M Oct 16, 2012

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    Yels Summer Program

    I'm a 17 year old high school student that was accepted to the Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability(YELS) summer program at the University of Florida(UF). I was really excited that I got in because after finishing the 5 week program, I would recieve college...
    YELSgirl5 YELSgirl5 18-21, F Apr 6, 2013

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    Ellen

    So I don't like her cuz she is making the rich richer. The last episode I saw was a family with a dad in the army and a fat mom and little boy. They had nice house and their issue for being sooooooo poor was that they can't afford professional photos of the family. I haven't been...
    CourtneyRose001 CourtneyRose001 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2012

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    I'm So Tired Of Struggling

     I have been poor my whole life. In a nation as wealthy as America, i often feel like i don't fit in. My friends will say things like, "i'm so broke," while they have $4,000 in their savings account and parents who will hand them cash whenever they want it. Everything i see...
    Mistletoe10 Mistletoe10 26-30, F 72 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    I Have No Money, I Am So Frustrated :(

    I am 21, I'm a university student. So typically you would expect that I would have no money, but things just seem to be getting worse and worse. I have a part time job at a bakery, which used to keep me and my fiance afloat, tyically I would do 16 hours a week, and this would be...
    sophie1989 sophie1989 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    Young m willing to do anything to help his

    family. Have anything to ask www.gofundme.com/7b4p5c
    Boredathomeboy Boredathomeboy 16-17, M Mar 9

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    BUT I HAVE REALLY FREAKING GOOD TASTE IN

    CLOTHES AND BRANDS AND IT DOESNT WORK OUT K
    rachelle1972 rachelle1972 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Not Really -poor- Poor

    I looked up this group because money and me arnt exactly the closest of friends. But then I looked at some of the other stories and it looks like most of you are worse off then me, but I still want to share my experience. So basically, my mother is a crossing guard, and iv never...
    SpringsTea SpringsTea 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    Single Student Mom...

    3 kids under 5, husband left because he can't deal with the kids. Now I'm a student living on $1200/mo child support. Hoping it will all be worth it in the end...
    micahmae micahmae 22-25, F Nov 18, 2013

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    I Live In Poor Life In My Country!

    When i was young everypeople  told me that Kuwa Uya One(its swahili language)But in English is groun up you see.I told them that its story but now i see,I have no  i diea what can ido,I have no job But I like to be a good editor in amove becaouse ilike move more than evrythings...
    popobawa popobawa 22-25 Feb 1, 2011

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    Always Have Been Lower Class!

    All my life i grew up in the lower class community, my family could barely afford rent, let alone the 3 kids they had to support. I once lived in a shelter because we had no money to live in a house. we were basically homeless. My mom, is the only one working full time...
    CrazyRasins CrazyRasins 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    Always.

    We don't have money. We never really did! Life isn't about HOW MUCH money you have, anyway. It's about appreciating and being thankful for what you DO have. I can honestly say that although we can't afford to do anything fun, we make the most of it. Board games at home, playing...
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30 31-35, F 12 Responses Oct 20, 2010

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    Why I'm Out Of The Group

    The once I went, I could tell you all lived in a world of possibility, a world of hope...and a world of the sort of affluence I don't have and never will.  It's too painful and awkward to try to fit into your bright shining world... I only know darkness, despair, dilapidation...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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    Tired Of Being Poor...

    So every time I feel like I've hit the bottom, I realise that there is always levels lower than "the bottom". I am sad and tired of trying, tired of disappointment and worry. Tired and ashamed of not being able to provide for my two little angels. I lost my husband almost five...
    tm4evz tm4evz 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    I Fail My Form 5 High School

    i cannot find a job as i come from a poor family and i cannot focus on my study i keep getting bad result i wish that i can find a easy job but my town doesn't have
    raymondluo raymondluo 18-21 Jul 22, 2013

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    Once

    ..I once poor in college..everything is falling apart at that time..my grade fall..my scholar gone..i use what i have.. right now i dont care about food..my tasty sensor level is gone..i cannot differentiate taste and bad food..i just eat what i have..no fancy restaurant..all...
    ProjectF ProjectF 22-25, M Nov 24, 2012

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    Onward.

    I am poor and I have been for most of my life, and for all of my adult life. I feel like it's a constant uphill battle, and my attempts to lift my family out of poverty are met with waves of setbacks. My husband and I were both raised by single mothers, and our families haven't...
    jennibarger jennibarger 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    Something I Do To Earn Some Extra Money

    In my free time I use something called a GPT site to earn some extra money. It's really easy to do and free to start. I started using this site a little over a year ago and I have to say it's payed off. It's put $800 in my pocket that would otherwise not be there. I've used some...
    hondabiker22 hondabiker22 16-17 Apr 14, 2013

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    I Have Made Good Decisions, But I Have Had Terrible Luck

    All of my problems are due to one or two root causes: I have poor health, and I am related to asshats. That said, I've made very good decisions, and I've managed pretty well, especially considering that for much of the last couple of years I've struggled to even make it out of...
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46 22-25 Aug 18, 2013

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    Not That Bad

    I hear being poor is a side effect of chasing your dreams. So, I find it acceptable. Besides, I see homeless (and thus, I assume computerless) people all the time and there are others that have it even worse. This is not a very big concern for me.
    pyzer pyzer 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2008

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    21 And Poor.... Very Very Poor.

    I grew up in a very wealthy family. My father's a dentist, and my mom was a school teacher. I grew up always getting want I wanted but still being grateful for what I was given. At 20 years old, I decided the go after this desire of being a tattoo artist. During apprenticeship...
    emilymarie619 emilymarie619 18-21, F Aug 17, 2012

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    So Im Selling My Panties

    Growing up, I've always been an all-around good girl--conservative, polite, and intellectual. I'm 18 years old and this has been one of the most stressful times in my life. With the cost of college at over $24,000 a year for me it's hard to get by, and especially because I love...
    lovesasha lovesasha 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    Amazing Opportunities

    I am only 17. 17 year olds should be out spending their money they make at their part time jobs and out having fun. Haha nope, not me. I'm the type of person to save their money and i'm almost afraid to ever be completely broke. I think of the future most, I think of the family I...
    Scrayvyle Scrayvyle 16-17, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    On and off. My dad was working class my mother comes from a well off family. My parents started poor when I was little but then owned a hardware store for most of my later...
    SmashedUpSanity SmashedUpSanity 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I am tired of being poor I just want to be able to afford things without having to scrimp and save for years
    Bluenox Bluenox 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    It's true. I have poor judgment. I do things soooo wrong sometimes...or possibly all of the time. I choose incorrectly. I'm oblivious to what really matters. I act on impulses...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I say poor me because I have to always wear the same thing everyday to school my brither doesn't help me buy me some jeans at least one pair.
    acevedok22 acevedok22 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Bah it sucks. I sometimes wish that I didn't miss out on some of these key life experiences because of financial status. I wish I could go to college, take classes without worrying...
    Ruru88 Ruru88 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am socially awkward and I think there is no help for me because I'm aware of all reasons why I can't talk to people I've just met or meeting someone new is always a problem for...
    lanamills lanamills 18-21 1 Response Apr 6

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    So, I saw this commercial late last night saying that I can not only get a free facial brush, but also a free-risk trial of hydroxatone products. It said to call the number at the...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I would like to make money so that I can buy Mac air, camera, travel and pay course fee. I would like to find a soulmate who can listen to me and love what I am. I do not need to...
    fitwealth fitwealth 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    • : A POOR’S AMBITION . Sitting here, watching the world swirl by in their ready-to-hit-the-runway clothing and swiftly-running cars, was a girl...
    ExperiencesAndNotMistakes ExperiencesAndNotMistakes 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Is it really too much to ask for a simple site that people can join and express themselves without random jerks and weirdos always ruining it? There are sites specifically made for...
    Manof23 Manof23 22-25, M 13 Responses 6 hrs ago

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