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I Am Struggling Financially

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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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    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 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

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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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    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

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    month? Need extra spending money? Well look no further. Need some instant money, then hop on over to InstaGC! It's not a scheme or scam, scouts honor:) It probably won't make you rich but you can play games, do offers and take quick little surveys in the privacy of your own home...
    babyblueeyes0417 babyblueeyes0417 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Sep 29

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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

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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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    How To Get $500 In The Next 24 Hours (Video)

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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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

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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

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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

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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

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    I had a child pretty young (21), but at the time it was the best thing that had ever happened to me. I was in my last year of college, was engaged, and had a host of love and...
    AJD23 AJD23 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I want to be financially stable so I can pursue my lifelong dreams of writing and performing arts careers and have a family. I don't think anyone who isn't financially stable...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Nov 25

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    Hello. Help financially. I am from Ukraine. Now I do not have work. I have a family to feed. $ 1, 2, or 10 EPF - but who can. My - Yandex purse №: 410012185129140 Thank you!
    AlexMalan AlexMalan 26-30 1 Response Nov 27

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    Hello. Help financially. I am from Ukraine. Now I do not have work. I have a family to feed. $ 1, 2, or 10 EPF - but who can. My - Yandex purse №: 410012185129140 Thank you!
    AlexMalan AlexMalan 26-30 1 Response Nov 27

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    Right now everything is falling into thousand pieces..I might be losing my job, my roof had a washer dryer through it, I have no friends in this big city, 3 major college exams im...
    sadieblue44 sadieblue44 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    I'm struggling with one right now. I am out on my way shopping and the bus is stuck in traffic and its raining anyone want to make me struggle more? ;)
    Justbeingmeok Justbeingmeok 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    Ok so, I am going to school, working, paying car insurance every three months, supporting myself with my little bit of income; Food, Gas, Phone Bill etc. No I am not living on my...
    beachygirl91 beachygirl91 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    well it finally happened. my mom, the one person in the world I could always go to when I was struggling has grown tired of hearing my issues. I certainly don't blame her. when I...
    superwholockimom superwholockimom 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm tired of struggling in life. Relationships, work, school... everything I do everyday is a damn struggle. Pretty sure I'm starting to develop schizophrenia. I'm just trying to...
    TNDO95 TNDO95 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    So today I've been struggling. I feel like I'm on an alien planet but I know that there isn't something wrong with everyone, but rather with me. I really struggle to connect with...
    LucemSpiritus LucemSpiritus 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Sucks how the holidays are here and I'm worrying about presents and money. All I think of is money money money! I just want my family to have a great christmas, but that means...
    LizC815 LizC815 22-25, F Nov 20

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    Considering becoming a ********.
    alliemamabear alliemamabear 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I may not be able to do much but i want to help someone get pointed in the right direction. start yourself a way to make money. whether it be online or however. i want to post a...
    alicia0090 alicia0090 22-25, F Nov 30

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    Those who hurt me. Forgive how. Why. So they can do more damage. No. Trust left me.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 17

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    Okay so this is kind of hard to admit, but I guess with the tittle, it's kind of obvious. I am gay. I figured it out 3 years ago, how? Uh... Haha, I'm not exactly sure how. But...
    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    Im honestly not okay anymore. i can feel it everyday. slowly more and more of me is chipping away.
    BrokenSilence22 BrokenSilence22 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 19

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    Hi looking for other people who have been diagnosed with Addison's disease !
    Addisons Addisons 46-50, F Nov 19

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    Johnny cash said love would burn. I never though it'd hurt this bad.
    TheFlamingLips TheFlamingLips 18-21, M Nov 19

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    I don't know how to deal with this anymore. Every day is a struggle. One moment I'm sad, the next I'm angry, and the next I feel nothing - hate everyone, hate myself, disappear...
    LeBonBon LeBonBon 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Never gonna find someone I love who will love me back. When they love me back, I don't love them. When I love them, they don't love me back.......what's the point?
    andrew24601 andrew24601 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I just don't understand how a person can continue to hurt you over and over again. Every other day it's the same **** always apologising for the same thing but never change it. You...
    missy5414 missy5414 36-40, F Nov 21

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    For as long as I can remember I've never been comfortable in my own skin. Most of the little confidence I did have was shattered a few years ago, when the girls at my school...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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