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I Am Poor

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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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

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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

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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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    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

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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 18-21, F Mar 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 89 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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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 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 9 Responses Jun 20

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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

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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 4 Responses Jul 31

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    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

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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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    Due to the economic crisis

    and ever increasing price of food, the 5 second drop rule has now been increased to 10.
    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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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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    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

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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 2 Responses May 28

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    Mamiproud Mamiproud 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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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

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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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    Anyone has baby clothes boy

    or girl newborn and up for free I'm willing to take. Please help
    Mamiproud Mamiproud 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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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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    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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    Had no money this month

    for diapers had to use cloth diaper and so microfiber cloths I wish I had a lot of the real cloth diapers for my son.
    Mamiproud Mamiproud 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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 2 Responses Jul 19

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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

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    whenever i see homeless people, i use to say "oh God i'm so damn lucky", and whenever i see those rich! rich people in their luxury homes on their fancy cars, i use to felt like...
    roxanz roxanz 22-25, M Aug 14

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    My mom & dad got separated when I was 7. My dad is sort of rich. Not RICH, but he's comfortable. He still lives in an apartment but that's b/c he wants to (his parents own it). I...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F Aug 23

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