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I Am Struggling Financially

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

    To a lot of people earning over $700K in a month may seem impossible… But Vick Strizheus thinks differently. Recently he tested a brand new marketing Idea nobody ever talks about … and it generated over $700K in a month…. … without spending a dime on ads! This...
    yilinxx yilinxx 18-21, F 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

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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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    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

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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 Oct 2, 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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    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 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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    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 have a small home business plan

    that could help me and my family financially but first I need financial help to get it started any donations would be really helpful http://www.gofundme.com/8oc0mc
    Bluenox Bluenox 18-21, F Apr 27

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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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    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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    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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    babyblueeyes0417 babyblueeyes0417 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I am married and so my AP, neither happily married. We became friends over 2 years ago, but over the last year have gotten alot closer. Our families were all friends (his wife, my...
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    Mainly on selling clothes because my brains wont work with studies. Just sad. I have been selling used clothes here at home and MAN!!! THE amount of people who buy used clothes is...
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    All the time. It is like I can never catch a break. I have been without a car since February. I have a 2 year old daughter and we have to walk everywhere just to make sure we have...
    MisterandMe MisterandMe 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    Well, a lot of unexpected expenses have me in a bind this month. If anyone would be so generous to donate a few bucks, I'd greatly appreciate it.
    TooHorny86 TooHorny86 26-30, M Jul 18

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    I was diagnosed with cancer again and had to move back in with my parents. I need some money to help them out. Can anyone help me out?
    texasgirl4173 texasgirl4173 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I was diagnosed with cancer again and had to move back in with my parents. I need some money to help them out. Can anyone help me out?
    texasgirl4173 texasgirl4173 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I just need to move out... I can't stand the mental abuse my parents give me everyday.. Instead of money... I need a roommate...
    KatIsCrazy KatIsCrazy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm in summer school to make up one class from being sick. I'm doing fine in it, and my supervisor even emailed me calling me a "Star Student," but I'm disappointed in myself for...
    TheHouseElf TheHouseElf 16-17, F Jul 1

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    15 years old, marks my 4 year journey with acne-- and still ongoing. Not only does it upset me so much that its been 4 years and still nothing has yet to help me with my acne, but...
    nikkimorgs nikkimorgs 13-15, F Jul 1

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    I was not there for my son emotionally as a child, so now I'm reaping the repercussions! He's been into drugs most of his adult life and is homeless! His father takes no...
    dross59 dross59 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I never saw myself here, with the only friends that I thought gave a damn about me pushing me to relapse. I've told them multiple times that I need to cut this **** out of my body...
    tastelesscharm tastelesscharm 16-17, F Jul 3

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    I let him back in, let myself fall, and lost again. I'm done. I'm done trying. I accept that this is the way my life is now. Or at least I will, when I stop crying.
    CountrySlicker CountrySlicker 51-55, F Jul 3

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    Many. God. Dad. Jerks in power. It bites. Robs me of sleep. And serenity. And positivity. And new mentors. And ugh. Sigh.
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    I still cry over my ex, after 10 years!
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    I really am I am falling apart as the minutes pass. I am aching from head to toe I can't sleep or eat I'm not living any more just simply existing. I'm sick of feeling this way I...
    milichja milichja 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    i hate what I've become every time i hang out with a certain crowd i sort of "morf" into something else if you know what i mean like i become a different person and im not even...
    neenah18 neenah18 16-17, F Jul 5

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    I was diagnosed with pots in January of this year after going through a lot of pain and discomfort and not knowing what was wrong with me. My husbands and our families told me it...
    Dagreenfairy Dagreenfairy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Now that's summer and the kids are home all day, our days are just days. Since my husband left, we no longer are excited about 6pm because it's just another hour for us. He isn't...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    He has improved in some areas, I must admit. No doubt about his efforts there. 48 days sober!! However, intimacy is still lacking, big time. What a struggle this is for me. I...
    mim1 mim1 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    so basically i am a girl, and so very attrected to this other girl. I think she likes me because of the things she does and says to me and about me, but i think she doesnt want to...
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    I have never been a normal kid, and high school is ripping the very fabric that holds my sad excuse for a life together to shreds. My awkwardness, inability to socialize, and...
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