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I Am Struggling Financially

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    yilinxx yilinxx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 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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    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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    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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    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 31-35 Mar 22

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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 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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    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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    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 1 Response Feb 23

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    babyblueeyes0417 babyblueeyes0417 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8, 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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    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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    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 18-21, F Mar 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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 1 Response 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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    I never felt comfortable knowing someone is spending their money on me. I was raised by a single mother of 4 and money has always been an issue at home and knowing my mother has to...
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Still with my current bf who is financially not the smartest. I feel like I'm his mom taking care of him. Emotionally we have our way downs. I realize he lacks respect towards me...
    love9494 love9494 18-21 Mar 7

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    Struggling, it makes you stronger than what you already are. Everyone has days, weeks and maybe even months of it. Where your heart thrashes against your rib age threatening to...
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've thought about suicide again. I just can't help it. The school, preparations for univeristy and every other thing in my life at the moment gives me loads of stress and I crack...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I'm struggling with it because I don't want anyone to find out. (With the exception of those who already know.) I don't want them to judge me, but then again I could care less what...
    NobodyLove NobodyLove 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    So much crap on the internet about this, it's unbelievable. The amount of RP, fanboyism and... well, it's useless to me. These so-called "otherkin" communities pretends it's fun...
    Yuka1 Yuka1 26-30, F Mar 16

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    I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm struggling
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    im sad right now my life is getting bad and worse. but it is out of my control most things are at least. I am not perfect but life is just hitting me left and right. I am trying...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    http://www.gofundme.com/ovknbk
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M Mar 21

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    My parents were jobless for 6 years straight at the same time, now they work at Walmart making barely minimum wage, and I can't get on antidepressants. What was that again about...
    bandgeekavery bandgeekavery 13-15, T 1 day ago

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    Again and again I just stare. I look past the glare. I look pass the superficial beauty. deep into my heart, and my duty? I am just as ugly and rotten as my heart. I try to find...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    but unfortunately I have failed.
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    It's a process everyday. I'm told I'm not good enough or I fail at everything. I work hard to keep it together for my children.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Well...many decades online and this is my first post/blog. It's early/late and I'm tired..yet as usual (for the past 3 months) wide awake. It's time to get this out, at least to...
    mydearestbeloved mydearestbeloved 70+, M Mar 5