I Am Tired Of Being Poor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 316 People

    I just got a denial letter

    for food stamps. I am pregnant, both my husband and I work full time jobs and we already have one child in the home. We have no money left after paying all our bills and spending an average of $100 a week on food to feed our family. We don't buy sodas or expensive snacks and...
    chibinovachan chibinovachan
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2015

    Just 2 More Years...

    Everything will be better in 2 more years(circa 2006). This is the theme of my life. However, 2 years turned into 6. My husband works hard but pays an exorbitant amount of child support. If the child support went to the children I wouldn't complain. The kids never have anything...
    WatchTower856 WatchTower856
    1 Response Nov 25, 2012

    I Can'T Handle It Any More

    I'm so tired of constantly worrying about every bill or how we are going to eat this week and having to choose between toiletries and gas money. Now I just found out I am getting more than 200 less in food assistance and I have no idea why that would change. I'm pregnant and I...
    freebird35 freebird35
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 27, 2013

    I cry a lot over things we don't have,

    or the money we need. Things are like a roller coaster , one minute we have money the next we don't. For a while it's been we don't have money. My boyfriend is the only working now supporting me and our two kids with one on the way. I didn't have much growing up but this...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx
    22-25, F
    Feb 13, 2016

    I'm sick of working dead end jobs,

    and then let being go because they are downsizing. I have my Bachelor's, graduated with Honors and am taking fully online classes for my Masters. I've worked in MANY industries. Food service at a retirement home, Intern at a logistics company, Assistant in law firms. I've done...
    bsparrot bsparrot
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    My whole life, I've been living off of rice

    and beans. My whole life, I've had minimal clothing options. My whole life, I've been an outcast. Everything costs money. Most of the people at school never had to worry about money like I did. Instead, they were worrying about their appearance, their social status, their...
    hoverboard hoverboard
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    Can'T Even Buy Food

    Waiting on a paycheck from my boyfriends new job, still have another week left. 15 bucks to our name and running out of food. :( I have a 2 year old and I'm afraid I won't be able to feed him properly. I just want to crawl in a hole and die.
    freebird35 freebird35
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2013

    Bah it sucks. I sometimes wish

    that I didn't miss out on some of these key life experiences because of financial status. I wish I could go to college, take classes without worrying about how much they are. I envy those who have that privilege.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    I Did 'all The Right Things' or so I thought. . .

    My father died when I was young, so I knew before I started high school I'd have to pay for most if not all of my college. So I worked hard, got scholarships, and had my first year of college paid. Great right? Then came second year, well I was prepared. I had been working hard...
    Ana1480 Ana1480
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    deleted deleted
    Dec 17, 2015

    my bills are stacking up.

    . i am going undr i cant think my way out I cant believe my way out... i am done for.
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 16, 2014

    I am a mother of 4 beautiful children.

    I am in a terrible marriage and i am BROKE. My husband does not have a job at the moment and even when he did I was still broke. I live paycheck to paycheck..and most of the times have to borrow in between just to get gas money to make it back and forth to work. I'm at work now...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 12, 2015

    It's super depressing to not have the money you

    need, I'm definitely used to it by now, I don't cry as much. I could pawn something we have but I worked hard for those things, it sounds materialistic but they keep me sane, small luxuries that make me feel like hey its not so bad ,we had better days, it can get better again...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2016
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2014

    I Am Tired Of Having No Money

    I don't want to say I am poor...that feels wrong. I have a family and they are well, so I know many would think me lucky. I know I should "count my blessings".  I know there are some worse off than me, I'm often told to think about them. That's supposed to make me feel better. I...
    whoeverami whoeverami
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2011

    No one loves me because I am poor ,

    I am in between jobs , my business sucks. My family has begun to treat me sub-standard , my GF recently broke up with me because I could not take out on-dates. I am so frustrated . I graduated with Honors with a BA in Biz Admin . I am going to loose it soon . I am half way there...
    HIthere416 HIthere416
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2015

    I'm a kind of person

    who doesn't like to feel ashamed for myself or sad for myself, but I can't help being poor. Everyday I'm always struggling with it and I always say to myself " Well there are others out there who are more poor than you so you should be thankful " but nothing is more better when...
    HOPE4betterfuture12 HOPE4betterfuture12
    26-30, F
    Mar 13, 2016

    So i applied for pursuing masters from

    Australia. I always wanted to go abroad and learn new and better things which I may not able to experience in my own. I applied for a loan in several banks. They evaluated me and my family's current financial status and rejected the loan. I even left my job to pursue as the bank...
    RaviAryan123 RaviAryan123
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    My family lost our house

    and we currently live in a business office struggling to make ends meet.
    jmote18 jmote18
    18-21, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    I Will Be Retired Before I Reach Age 30

    I just want to share my story of how I have set myself up on the path to never having to work a job again and be financially independent and most importantly free. :) I hate having a job, but not because I am lazy. I am a hard worker. What I hate is the idea of having to go to...
    LifeAmbition LifeAmbition
    22-25, M
    Jun 27, 2011

    Wow....it has been a long time

    since I have been on here. Some things have changed, some haven't. I am still in the same relationship...I haven't gotten brave enough to get out of it yet, even though I need to. I have however gotten a new job, a better one. Less stress at least. Unfortunately, one thing...
    amarieb90 amarieb90
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    Being without is so frustrating.

    Is anyone else struggling to survive ?
    MissDreamsicle MissDreamsicle
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Feb 24, 2014

    J Cole - love yourz, I was listening to this

    the other day after crying over my trailer that's falling apart and being unable to fix anything. It hit home I like the message.
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx
    22-25, F
    Feb 29, 2016
    Zolaura Zolaura
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2015

    I break my back at my job,

    working all hours of the day and night and have very, very little to show for it. I'm not someone who bangs on about "benefit scroungers" but it just doesn't seem fair. I'm fed up with it :(
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2015
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