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I Escaped Poverty

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    there was a time in my life that i was down to my last fifty dollars on my credit card. no money. no job.  no apartment. just that last fifty dollars on a visa card. i couldn't go to my parent's house because my dad was dead and my mom's apartment was...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 10 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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