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I Am Struggling Financially

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    Teeteesky Teeteesky 18-21, F Sep 29

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    I was so happy. Sooooo happy the beginning of 2014. I had a sense of humor, no anxiety, no vagueness, no monotonous behavior, the only thing that could bring me down was my best...
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    It's really hard to hold my grades up. I am failing one class, I am just passing math, I am doing ok in Art, and I am doing really good in Agrifoods (the class where you learn...
    minecraftmaniac1998 minecraftmaniac1998 16-17, M Oct 6

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    Hi there. Actually I'm no longer struggling :-) I had a really really hard time but managed to get out of my depression with help of my best friend (and some professionals). I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 10

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    I am new here and I just want to share my experience. As you can see, I am struggling to keep myself together. I have no job, I am an undergrad, and I barely keep myself afloat...
    reffotsirk03 reffotsirk03 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Being compassionate for others regardless of what they do can be a real struggle sometimes. Today, I held opened the door twice for a model looking man, and not once did I even...
    findingmyway78 findingmyway78 31-35 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I am in my 30s single no children and I am the soul income in the house. I have been doing this for 2 years. It has had a large strain on my credit score, emotional state, and...
    beautifulsound beautifulsound 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I was raised to be the gentleman, to care about how girl's feelings, to be the guy that she can let down her guard around knowing full well that I wouldn't betray that trust that...
    V12Snow V12Snow 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    Iv just started uni. Im not going to lie to you all and say its a wish come true! As much as i want to succeed and be a photographer up in London and know i cant get there without...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F Sep 28

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    Sometimes I'll go to a **** shop or book store to purchase gay ****. If the store is empty I go to the gay area of the store and check out the selections. If not I can't bring...
    walkingcast1 walkingcast1 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Yesterday was dramatic, today was ok.
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    Truth or Death I am in a bunker, inside I see my wife and child. To the side my comfort, food family foresight. It is decorated evenly, as I wished. She smiles a beautiful smile...
    ymfas ymfas 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 1

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    I hate that the world is so cold hearted that the rich could care less about the poor.. we see rankings of the top richest people in the world... but don't we want to be just like...
    forourkids forourkids 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    My mom has decided to stop taking her medicine and to not replace her pacemaker battery. This decision will effectively end her life. The hard part is I have medical power of...
    Texaspumper Texaspumper 51-55, M 9 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm fighting an anxiety attack right now. I'm currently stuck in my room. I've been awake since 7 am and it is 4pm now. I go back and forth between napping and sitting awake to...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm 42 years old, am mother of 4 (19, about to become a father, 16, and 12 year old twins). Their father and I have been apart for 6 years. I've struggled with poverty, depression...
    Goodsunflower Goodsunflower 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I to struggle with who I am the fact is I don't know who I am I thought I knew who I was but I don't really know all I know is I was born a boy but in reality that don't mean...
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    Some people never say sorry.They hurt me repeatedly and then say I am the one hurting tbem.They refuse to discuss it if I want to.Still I try to forgive for my sake but am not...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    It sounds weird that since I have converted to Catholicism and have grown in Christ that I have finally accepted the fact that I'm gay. I have yet to come out to all of my friends...
    jbussing jbussing 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 4

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