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I Am Tired Of Being Poor

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    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

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    Being poor, it changed me a lot.

    I became a anti- social, filled with hate, anxiety, depression. Now I'm a loser. Too scared to do anything, too tired to try kind of loser. Now I'm pathetic. Why do I live? Can someone give me a real answer? I feel trapped. I'm sinking. Life is blocking my airways.
    jussssgive jussssgive 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2015

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    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 26-30 1 Response Apr 12, 2015

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    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

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    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 :(
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 28, 2015

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    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 22-25 1 Response Oct 18, 2014

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    Zolaura Zolaura 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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    Being without is so frustrating.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    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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    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

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    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 1 Response Nov 29, 2015

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    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

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    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M Dec 17, 2015

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    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

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    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2014

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    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 26-30 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    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

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    It's hard for me to be alone,i need support and attention lol and just to feel im a worthwhile person I need validation,apparently constantly.Don't feel like going into it now but...
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    My husband works all the time. We had an agreement that he would be home on the weekends to spend time with his family. Now he tells me he isnt coming home this weekend. Im tired...
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