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I Am Poor

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    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 3 Responses May 28, 2014

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    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, 2014

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    Really need to buy some things

    but I have not even $3 to my name.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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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 120 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    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 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    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, 2014

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    I just found out that in my home (the uk) 93%

    of the population is richer than me
    WildWolfGirl WildWolfGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    sarahsummersrockz sarahsummersrockz 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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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 2 Responses Sep 29, 2010

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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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    I live in a tiny, one hundred year old house,

    my bedroom is the size of a closet, we can barely afford bills, I'm homeschooled, our house is 2 bedrooms but I have 5 siblings living with me, since I'm the youngest I have to sweep, mop, vacuum, dust, do laundry, fold laundry, feed the animals and occasionally help my dad...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    It's ironic that I've always had a desire to

    help the poor and the homeless, yet somehow I ended up being in a similar position. I wasn't always like this, actually I was an honor roll student, going to college and working a job on campus. I had big plans about my career and my future... Then I got sick. That changed...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    it is annoying to work by washing people's

    houses and beg for money after school.
    mikiiroxx mikiiroxx 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    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, 2014

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    I am experiencing poverty right now.

    As my parents have bought an apartment they have lost most of their money. They only have their salaries and some savings i guess. and they are not rich. we are middle class forever. i can't remember wasting lot of money, eating outside home a lot. on the other hand my cousin...
    Moon88855 Moon88855 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2007

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    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, 2014

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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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    I know it sounds all "first world problems"

    but it irritates me so much I am broke. My mother lets me put aside $20 a week. Sometimes $40. $40 is too much for us and we will suffer badly with food. (Not even joking we will be nearly starving) But that's all I have to spend. It's not much to buy the things I want when...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I hate being poor I grew up poor

    and even thought I knew in life that I probably wasn't gonna be filthy rich one day I did promise myself if I had children I wouldn't see them go hungry. well today I break that promise. my fridge is practically empty, all I have is frozen sausages, .2 cans if mixed fruit a...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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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 4 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    i am more than poor i wash people car

    for money and earn about two pound a day i have no home because i travel here in england illegaly i sleep in park most of the night and still better than my old life
    calimaro calimaro 18-21, M Dec 14, 2014

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    I barely have any money.

    When is the universe going to remember me?
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I just WISH I had some money to buy some things

    I need and want. It sucks not having the cash. If there was some way I could earn the money...:/
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    Well in a down era for cash my art has

    thankfully hit an up spike selling almost 200 in separate item sales in the last 5 days. Thank God for that at least.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    Nothing to eat again today.

    Fridge is empty. We have mince so probably having that tonight
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    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 18-21, M 5 Responses May 28, 2014

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    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 8 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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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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    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 have less than 75 dollars left to my name.

    I tithe. I have a ton of debt... guess I dont believe enough.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    I know I am poor because ny family made it

    so I would be. All because I am adopted and I try to do something, but my friends....oh wait, I don't have any, so my fake friends always **** it up. I have a plan and yet I am doing it alone as always.
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    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 Aug 27, 2014

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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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    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

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    People don't like me.

    My wife is good at pointing out all we should dislike in life and people. I think I am on a downward spiral. Only God himself could save me at this point.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    I am not doing too well financially

    but I'm rich in spirit and wisdom.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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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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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 7

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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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