Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Poor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 534 People

    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 18-21, F Mar 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    today , society will use you

    as a slave if you're a poor man , well i had to stop going to school since i have no one to support me or fund me i travled illegaly to europe and im working around to earn some money ... atleast it's better here and there's no such a thing like rich picky people
    calimaro calimaro 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 Response Feb 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't have a job, very little money

    and have no qualifications. My family rarely shares their money with me. I get a bit through babysitting and generally being good. I still feel blessed, at least I have a home and food. Those without a home, family or food are truely poor.
    sarahsummersrockz sarahsummersrockz 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    To my Parents- Why would you have kids

    if you knew you couldn't afford to look after any of us. Why would you chuck the money around like it was nothing when we had it. Why would you waste it on crap we don't need. Oh look daddy owes the police all the money we don't have, what will you do now mommy? Once he's...
    Tamika123 Tamika123 16-17, F 2 Responses May 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I used to say this. I still feel poor at times

    but I learned how to make money outside of my job. If you wanna make money in your free time hmu. It may not be millions but 500$$ is better than 50$$ anyday. Inbox me
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am not doing too well financially

    but I'm rich in spirit and wisdom.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 100 Responses Nov 17, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Young m willing to do anything to help his

    family. Have anything to ask www.gofundme.com/7b4p5c
    Boredathomeboy Boredathomeboy 18-21, M Mar 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My husband was shot by a local gang member last

    month. This guy killed two other people that month. Only my husband survived. It was because he witnessed the first murder. Traumatic to say the least. He got shot point blank with a .45 and turned and ran to our apartment. He shot at him five more times grazing him twice. He...
    cellogal cellogal 26-30, F May 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 4 Responses Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm poor. :( I live with an old school friend I

    chanced into meeting one day and he took pity on me and let me move in with him.. I hardly own any cloths I can't afford deodorant I'm just broke and I hate it :( I don't know what to do anymore
    PrototypeBri PrototypeBri 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My family has been going through a really tough

    financial problem. Well, my dad is rich and doesnt give my mum a penny not even for his two children (they're separated) I cried today when my mum bought me a deodorant and a toblerone from the very little money she earns :')
    Ilovecharlie Ilovecharlie 16-17, M 5 Responses May 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 Feb 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    there s nothing wrong in being poor i will

    make my way up . i will start by leaving this country in an illegal way next month
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm actually very poor,

    I never want any of my friends coming to my house because it's a dump, I'm homeschooled, I feel like I'm the "poor kid" to all my friends, they all have a lot of money, and they all have a great family that actually does stuff with them, I hate having sleepovers, because...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Aug 15, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You know what really annoys me?

    Food stamps. My family was never eligible for food stamps, and with 4 other siblings, buying food was a challenge, I remember, we grew up on cans of corn beef hash and water, EVERYDAY, I go into stores and see these fat people with a cartloads of JUNK and they pay for it...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Sep 29, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 17 years old and I am currently going

    through an awful time with my dad. He got a DUI in January and it has robbed us blind. I am suffering, and living a life that no teenager should. I have a very low paying job that is dependent on tips. My dad still gambles the little bit of money that we do have instead of...
    Flutelord Flutelord 16-17, F 1 Response May 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    All my money went to bills All my presents I

    wanted to get went to the bills No one came for Christmas dinner today It sucks being poor First time I didn't have a Christmas
    InvaderMiz InvaderMiz 18-21, F Dec 24, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world As World Economic Forum starts in Davos, development charity claims growing inequality has been driven by 'power...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I saw them beat on the poor people when I was homeless myself. For weeks, I watched as they rolled up to the homeless in the middle of the night, doing nothing more than sleeping...
    QuickandtheDead QuickandtheDead 46-50, M Sep 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I got my car back on the road! I'm planning on going to bipolar meeting, maybe volunteer, and hopefully make new friends. I'm in a new place, and I didn't really have many friends...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But then again, we all have. That's just learning though. Each mistake you make you learn from. So making poor choices will help you in the future. Continue learning.
    NaNaJene NaNaJene 18-21, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yesterday while sitting in stationary traffic the woman behind suddenly launched her car in to the back of mine... When challenged her reason was that she was changing the music...
    HPage HPage 46-50, M Sep 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm coming down with something. I don't have time for this ******* ****, I need to be at work tomorrow. I'd say we should kick flu in his balls! With me?
    cheekyhannah cheekyhannah 31-35, F Sep 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My family lost our house and we currently live in a business office struggling to make ends meet.
    jmote18 jmote18 18-21, F