I Am Struggling Financially

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 214 People

    I Don't Get Paid Enough

     I am a college student & in a lot of debt.  I can't find a good job because I don't have a degree yet, & let's face it, times are hard, especially where I live, in Michigan.  I am also bipolar & seem to always be itching to spend money.  I hardly...
    mpluse mpluse
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2008

    Every day I go to work

    and I come home, I don't live far from my house and spend very little on gas, I don't have many hobbies to spend money on either. I haven't taken a vacation in 4 years, and I live with my aunt and uncle paying little to no rent. How on earth do I not have any money I don't...
    itscake itscake
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2014

    Today is my daughters bday,

    she's 2. I couldn't throw her a party or buy her anything because all my money had to go towards rent. Smh. I feel so bad. I feel I should have done better or tried harder. I've just been so broke, I can't afford anything. I promise myself and her that next year will be better...
    TheOriginalBadGirlBGC TheOriginalBadGirlBGC
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2014

    Why is it when I feel like my family is getting

    ahead financially we are falling so much farther behind? Financially if we don't find a place to live by November 1,2014 we may freeze to death in the place we are.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2014

    i have a money spending problem.

    I'm usually broke 3 days after getting paid.
    Ang012685 Ang012685
    31-35, F
    May 4, 2015

    I Never Thought I Would Be In This Situation...

    Hello, I'm 24 years old... I've recently got out of active duty military due to the fact that my mother needed help with her little restaurant. She owns a small business which has been failing for the past 5 years. It's in the negative every year and she's been pulling loans out...
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    I recently graduated from a 4 year college,

    with a loan over 60k, school still holding my degree because I couldn't pay the balance due. For the last 8 month I been trying to find a career job so that I can pay off the school balance to obtain my degree, move to a new apartment, get marry, buy a decent car and be able to...
    ColdWorld316 ColdWorld316
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 19, 2014

    Good evening, My name is Cameron Leonard

    and I hope this message finds you well. I have had an extremely rough year, to say the least. Throughout this year I have been in and out of hospitals, placed in a treatment hospital, and attempted suicide. I know, I'm cashews. Well all of these incidences revolved around...
    camalexis camalexis
    18-21, F
    May 6, 2015

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    babyblueeyes0417 babyblueeyes0417
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2014

    Well I don't know where to start.

    I've been through so much but the really tough times started when my husband lost his job this past summer and we lost our townhouse, our kids beds and a bunch of nice furniture plus our 3 pets all died. We lived in a tent for 2 months until we found a small apartment in a bad...
    babybluash babybluash
    1 Response Mar 22, 2015
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015

    It's Been A Process

    So, it's not me directly that's having trouble financially, but my parents. To put an exhausting long drama filled story short, my step father got fired from his job. At first my mom kind of brushed it off and joked he'd find a new job in no time. That's definitely not the case...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2013

    Go fund me Help me support me in financial

    aid I'm raising money for Medical supply. Click to Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/ez85pc #gofundme I'm not a robot but I really do need money
    deleted deleted
    Sep 29, 2014

    I feel like my life has gone backwards.

    The last couple of years were some great years for me . I was what you'd call independent full time work , full time school , own car , paid my own bills and I just felt so much happier . Year of 2014 i didn't quite bring in the year the way I wanted . I was working seasonal and...
    onmywaytosuccess onmywaytosuccess
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    Hey everyone my name is Courtney

    and i recently lost my job. Then I had a knee injury and was put on bed rest for 2 weeks. Now I am having such a hard time trying to find a new job but I can't. Now my bills and rent are piling up, I have nothing to eat. I need help any little bit. I am willing to talk to...
    badmoney badmoney
    18-21, F
    Jul 27, 2015

    Im Done

    I am 22 years old. I was never rich and I still am not. Ive never had health insurance so I have a ton of medical bills. I have two over drawn bank accounts, a payday loan, a repossession, and several other unpaid bills including a $5000 college loan. I was considering filing...
    tlkeene tlkeene
    Jan 30, 2013

    I was out of work for a month

    and it has caught up with me. I did receive unemployment during that time but that barely paid the bills. I am grateful I found a new client but I don't receive my first paycheck til next week and I need money now. I used up my savings for my mom's funeral so I don't have that...
    MarvelMagic MarvelMagic
    31-35, F
    May 22, 2015

    My 3 Year Depression

     My story begins in September of 2006 when the housing bubble first started to burst. My boss had a meeting with us and told us that not just our over time was being cut but we was also being cut down to 32 hours a week. IMMEDIATLY I started looking for a part time job to help...
    citizensublime citizensublime
    1 Response Jun 14, 2012

    I definitely feel like I'm underpaid

    for the amount of effort I put into my job but I don't have the credentials or experience to get my desired job yet. I'm stuck here barely scraping by until that happens
    lemurgirl09 lemurgirl09
    26-30, F
    Oct 12, 2014

    My education provider (my dad) just lost his

    job yesterday. In my place, it is super difficult to find a job when you're not a bachelor degree holder and also, my schedule in school does not fit me to be a sudden working student. So i am forced to finish this whole semester without a job and just rely on the resources we...
    guhint guhint
    22-25, F
    Dec 30, 2014

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    yilinxx yilinxx
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2013

    We've always never been rolling in money,

    the income we get goes on our bills and living in general. July 2012 I unfortunately had to leave my part time job that paid extremely well, to look after my son with learning difficulties. Didn't find out for a year that we were entitled to financial help, which was awarded...
    Shortie82 Shortie82
    31-35, F
    Feb 20, 2014

    I'm feeling as if the bottom is about to drop

    out of my life. I've been struggling to find a job since the beginning of the year and now that I've finally found one, the months without work r catching up to me. My savings r gone and this previous months bills r only half paid and everyone is demanding money. I feel like I...
    DeeLish7118 DeeLish7118
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 8, 2014

    -Philippines,19,F Hi everyone!

    Good day to all of you. I'm taking up Nursing and I stopped in college right now. Because the tuition fee are very expensive and the materials in nursing I can't afford too. And some other people says that they will help me and they want to have in return. And the return is to...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 15, 2015

    So after being engaged to a vanilla doctor I am

    now single again and living with roommates because I couldn't afford the place we had together. He an I separated because I found I couldn't marry him with my need to be dominated. It just wasn't in him and we agreed that we would both pay half the rent so I could move out. Long...
    Cattybat44 Cattybat44
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    christmas is in days

    and I am just bummed. all I can think of is how I wont be anle to afford my bills or anything next month and I am so stressed and so bummed because money is noexistant in my life. I am hoping for a miracle and just searching for a way out because things are bad and the stress I...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    My Life Is A Complete Diaster Right Now

    Hi, I'm 24 years Old i have an 3 year old daughter. me and her dad is separated, every 6 months he disappears which leaves me to do everything for our Lil one. i have had to drop out of college and obtain my nursing assistant license. i live in an apartment that's a piece of...
    mlopez113 mlopez113
    Sep 22, 2011

    I really wish my parents helped me better

    prepare for my future in every way but especially financially. I work SO hard and so much but always seem to have to rely on someone else to help me. Such a frustrating feeling.
    kros10 kros10
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2014

    Going Down For The Last Count Financially, Physically & Mentally!

             I will tell you my story, 3 years ago my sister had a brain aneurysm that ruptured and she had a stroke. We were very close, not only was she my sister, we were best friends. I had a job, owed nothing, no credit cards, and was...
    sugargeorge7 sugargeorge7
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2010

    Starting Over Isnt Easy

    I am a newly single parent of 4 kids ages 7 and under...I recently had to relocate due to domestic violence and I had to leave everything I am currently behind on all my bills and I'm too scared to go looking for help because I dnt want my eds family or friends to see me and tell...
    singlemommi singlemommi
    26-30, F
    Aug 29, 2013

    I am in need of financial help,

    living paycheck to paycheck. I work full-time but got behind on bills due to an unexpected hospital visit for my oldest son. I'm late on all my utility bills, been paying rent late (will be late again next month), short on groceries and struggling to even put gas in my car. On...
    ggoopp ggoopp
    31-35, F
    Jan 20, 2016

    It's always been me and my mom.

    We've always seen to get by with the little we had. Growing up my mom made so many sacrifices for us that I'll probably spend the rest of my life thanking her for; but as of late things have gotten even tighter. I'm a full time student in college ( which cost twice as much as...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2014

    No matter how many hours I work it never seems

    to amount to enough with rent and bills coming out from everywhere I just don't know how I'm ever going to get sorted. My friends have started selling dirty pics of themselves online in order to get some easy pocket cash but I just don't know if I can do that
    jessgold jessgold
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2014

    I Am Barely Hanging On

    First off, I have always been poor. Even as a kid I didn't have enough clothes, we got our food from the churches, and electricity and hot water was not a normal part of my life. My parents were fantastic though. I have no resentment towards them in any way because I know they...
    pianochick5254 pianochick5254
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2013

    Money Is The Root Of All Stressors!!!!

    I work fulltime but it still isn't leaving me "financially" comfortable. I have bills, debt, a girlfriend, and other expenses to account for. I have no money for myself, I'm lucky if my gf and I get to have a nice date anytime soon! My situation is not only depressing me, but...
    markud2sd markud2sd
    3 Responses May 8, 2012

    I am soooo stressed. I honestly let myself down

    so damn bad. I am going to ruin my credit and mess up all my bills because I can't afford them, I'm trying so hard and hoping that my first pay check from training will cover at least my phone bill. I messed up big this time and now I'm in this hole having to get myself out of...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny
    22-25, F
    Mar 1, 2015

    My Life Is Just a Mess Right Now...

    I am 40, divorced in 2004. We have 4 kids together ages 19-5. Three of the kids still live with me, my oldest is in college in another state. I have lived in my current state since 1998. Ex moved to back to our old home state in 2004 after the divorce. Prior to the divorce, I...
    dontknowanymore dontknowanymore
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 27, 2008

    We Can Be A CEO

    Everyone has different story. Some of us are born rich, born poor, born average. However, neither of us know the future and might as well ended up facing the financial problem situation. But we all deserve much better than this. So why not from now on, you have the things you...
    yilinxx yilinxx
    22-25, F
    Sep 21, 2013


    From week to week I'm in a struggle with money. Every time I get paid I don't have enough money for anything. So I post Ads as a sugar baby in need of financial help. I have child to take care of and don't know what else to do. I've been looking for a job for months and nothing...
    TheOriginalBadGirlBGC TheOriginalBadGirlBGC
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2013

    I'm on a team of amazing young adults

    who have made a six figure income using social media! I am looking for more people to add to this amazing, supportive and motivational team! Do you have a smart phone? Are you willing to work 10-25 hours a week? Can you be a team player? No parties required! I don't want sales...
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    May 3, 2015
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