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I Am Struggling Financially

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    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

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    Bills overdue? A little strapped on cash this

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    babyblueeyes0417 babyblueeyes0417 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2014

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    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 18-21, F Sep 21, 2013

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    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 31-35 Jun 14, 2012

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    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 22-25 Sep 22, 2011

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2014

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    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

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    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
    Aoichannie Aoichannie 22-25, F Sep 29, 2014

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    Craigslist

    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    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

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    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 22-25 Jan 30, 2013

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    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 56-60 2 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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    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 2 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    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 4 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    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

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    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.
    rosesheart rosesheart 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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    yilinxx yilinxx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    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 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 8, 2014

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    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 31-35 3 Responses May 8, 2012

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    aclay9412 aclay9412 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I posted about struggling with agoraphobia (from time to time) on here a few days ago, I think it might have made things worse. Havn't left the house in a 4-5 days now :s Really...
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    I too was struggling in my relationship with GOD...after a truly awful 2014....my faith took a few hits.....I raged, and vented against GOD...wondering if HE was really there, and...
    sexygirl39 sexygirl39 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I have been struggling with my relationship with God, because I want to know him before I can surrender myself to him. Last year a friend of mine who went to the same high school...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Since I was a teenager I've had the urge to cut myself and I was already seeing a counselor at the time for sexual abuse and anxiety so I told her my new urges and she didn't take...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I am reaching the end of my rope. Every time I do something, or the world seems to be look up for me, I just get knocked down. I was so excited because I had finally finished all...
    anna0593 anna0593 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    Today was a tough day. It started out with me waking up late. Then continued on with a day full of being unproductive. On top of this I feel tired and feel the beginning of a...
    benforce benforce 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    quinellson quinellson 22-25, M Jan 6

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    I'm not suicidal , but tend to think of disappearing most of the time. Like who cares anymore...but I stop myself and realize "I ain't the only one!" I feel jealousy towards...
    Frenchgal11 Frenchgal11 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I can't find another way of feeling alive...i often avoid eating or sleeping...i am not cutting cuz my parents would be really upset but i want to do it so much...and our family...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M Dec 26, 2014

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    i had faced many difficulties and nerve breaking conditions in my short life span, but i kept getting up, moving forward even when i'm badly injured, literally i was injured badly...
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    It'll be nice to finally be able to go home. Sleep in my own bed, be in my own comfort zone. This traveling stuff is too stressful on my body right now. Need to get home n get back...
    1lonelybird 1lonelybird 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I am gay, I embrace it maybe even love it, I do love the sex, little as I get. Any one know what it is like to want something so bad it hurts you have to have. Then at the same...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M Dec 27, 2014

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    I'm spending my life just hating. Hating. Everything I've experienced has told me I'm just filled with hatred. I even hate my mother, she is so two-faced and is always...
    fatality500 fatality500 13-15, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I made a mistake I told myself I would never make, I let someone else be my happiness. Now I feel like my world is being torn apart. I had never believed in love, and I had...
    Unbloomed Unbloomed 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I don't know what's wrong with me. This isn't my usual self. I just wish I didn't exist right now :(
    MusicJunkie666 MusicJunkie666 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Which sounds lame. but it's true. The last five days have been...rough. and eye opening. heart breaking. it's gonna be rough for a while I guess. I just wish I knew something...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F Jan 4

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    Hey! :) So yes as u probably had already seen im gay, well actualy im the only one who knows so i think it doesnt count... :p I fell deeply depressed some times because of this...
    Bral05 Bral05 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I am recovering from anorexia but am finding it extremely difficult I feel awful and fat all the time like I've over eaten it makes me upset
    liviaxx liviaxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    how does someone tell the difference between normal curiosity & possible homosexuality? im really stuck
    tsallab tsallab 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Day by day is difficult for me. I feel like no one understands me and it is like I do appreciate the things I have but trying to be happy is a struggle. It is difficult for me to...
    AngelK2010 AngelK2010 22-25, F 1 Response