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I Am Struggling Financially

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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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    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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    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 Aug 4

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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 Oct 2, 2013

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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
    CursedMaple CursedMaple 18-21, F Apr 27

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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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    Related Experiences

    I have always wanted to be financially secure. I know that it is important to manage my money correctly now, so that I will not have to worry about it in the future. A couple of...
    CraigEdwards1 CraigEdwards1 18-21, M Aug 15

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    i dont know what to say i guess im numb and messed aup im so overweight i dont know how to live myself im am tired of life everyone is living life i feel like a freak i dont know...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Sep 2

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    My sister told me about this website so I figured I'd give it a try since I cant sleep. I'm a soon to be 20 year old girl working as a cashier making minimum wage. I have been...
    AmberIrina AmberIrina 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I am struggling to keep myself together right now. I am dealing with some heavy things that I should have dealt with a long time ago but my method of coping for many years now has...
    DisappearingStar DisappearingStar 70+ 5 Responses a week ago

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    help the victims of war in connection with the situation in Ukraine. please help ... we live in the village of Peter and Paul Fortress Miners Donetsk region, August 5 in the...
    ElenaTkachyk ElenaTkachyk 26-30, F Aug 24

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    I just wish that I had something genuinely to look forward to. Instead I wake up wondering what kind of hell must I endure today. I often am asked how do I do it and I have no...
    Acid1 Acid1 70+, F Aug 15

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    Sometimes I wish I wasn't gay. There's nothing wrong with being gay but it's just hard I've recently been coming out of the closet but I haven't to my parents kus they don't...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M Aug 16

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    At this point I have battled living with a crack head father, I have achieved my goals academically, I am making my dream of being a surgeon a reality, I have contemplated suicide...
    sikandtired93 sikandtired93 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Constant discrimination. Bullied for being poor. Or disabled. Or homeless. By a guy who claims to be christian.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    This is a daily struggle and I'm adjusting
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I go to work with a smile on my face knowing I haven't had any sleep because every time I accept something I've done wrong someone always tells me something new that I've messed up...
    FindingTheRealMe FindingTheRealMe 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I feel empty and lonely this morning again
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 18

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    I just got fired bc I got drunk at work on friday. My boyfriend hates me I am so scared
    missy8080 missy8080 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    The struggle is real!!! I don't know why it affects me so much saying bye to her knowing we will never talk again :(
    mexinthedesert mexinthedesert 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I found out that I was gay in the middle of my teen years and feel comfortable with it, but it's been hard being myself because I haven't come out to my dad yet or my family...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Being gay is not fun to me. I'm Muslim and I'm proud thank god but being gay has caused me nothing but troubles and misery. I wish I had a boyfriend but at the same time I hate the...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    This stepmother thing never gets easier. I appreciate that there is a place for me to vent without someone invalidating my feelings. I have been a childless stepmom for 12 years...
    ellieedge ellieedge 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Each time I think I've really found myself, some new jigsaw piece of the puzzle that is me pops up, proclaiming, 'keep going!'
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    4 months ago I finally took the plunge to start my own business. I have wanted to be an entrepreneur for years. I am working full time from home trying to launch my business. At...
    brainybat brainybat 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I really hope this feeling passes but it's been growing over the past two weeks. I'm lonely and restless and broke. Not so happy with my job. I sort of feel trapped by it. I lost 1...
    blindbob blindbob 26-30 Aug 20

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    I am so scared. I feel like I want to cut myself. I honestly have never done it, but I I have that feeling. I don't want to do it, but a part of me is telling me to do it.
    BadassNerd BadassNerd 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I want to run, run, run away!!! I am a mom and a wife and I want to run away I often daydream about it. Just walk away, leave it all behind. I love my children SOOO much it hurts...
    nversaygdbye nversaygdbye 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 22

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    So lately I have been working a lot on forgiveness. Forgivingthe person involved, fending off resentment, and most importantly, forgiving myself. Even though I feel like I have...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    These past few months have been hard. Trying to learn about my disorder and accept it. Xavier is me and I'm xavier. I thought I could get rid of this but all I was doing was...
    xavierlil22 xavierlil22 31-35, M Aug 24

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    I dislike this part of me that nobody seems to be able to understand at all, and worse, some like to make fun of it, and it's really rude and uncomfortable. I dislike it because it...
    ziwen ziwen 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I want to but I have too much hate... not ready to disclose anymore. Not yet even tho it was 21 years ago
    girl1e girl1e 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 25