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I Hate Being Broke

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    Crap

    I'm close to being broke now. I need to do a few side jobs, get a few extra bucks that I won't have to file taxes for. I want more money! >:/
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Jul 30, 2012

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    Financial Future...

    I am only 17. 17 year olds should be out spending their money they make at their part time jobs and out having fun. Haha nope, not me. I'm the type of person to save their money and i'm almost afraid to ever be completely broke. I think of the future most, I think of the family I...
    Scrayvyle Scrayvyle 16-17, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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    If You're Broke Because You're Unemployed...

    How To Get A Job When There Are None Many people who remain unemployed for long periods of time consider purchasing or starting a small business. Before you do this think LONG AND HARD if this course of action is really for you. It's not for everyone - in fact I believe it's...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 Sep 2, 2012

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    Downside of Aspergers

    My Aspergers means that I miss the little social cues that fly back and forth between people. I don't know when to be brisk or close. As a result, I feel, I have zero chance of getting a job working with the public. Luckily I just managed to get some disability support money...
    AspergicMajor AspergicMajor 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    Having No Money Truly Sucks

    Just moved out on my own, well with my boyfriend actually, and he had to pay all the money for us to move into an apartment soon, even though I was supposed to pay half. Also got a loan from my mother. I'm going to pay them both back as soon as I can though.
    Spice99857 Spice99857 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2008

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    Finding lots of close online

    and putting an outfit together = up to £94.36 Time to beg mummy and daddy.
    WeWereNeverAlive WeWereNeverAlive 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    i got fired from my last job about 2 weeks ago.

    i was unemployed for 5 days. got my new job. started a week and a half ago. i haven't had a pay check in a month. i get my first check april 10th. right now i living off my tips (which isn't much. i only made $16 today) i can not wait to get that check
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Does It Ever End

    No matter how much I make or how much I work it's never enogh. Most days it feels hopeless. Ya I know it's my fault for getting into debt & wanting a house! It just sucks to never have the money to go and do things, enjoy life if you will.  I keep telling myself it will be...
    margos411 margos411 31-35, F Oct 4, 2010

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    When I want to do all these things

    and then come to the realization that I can't because I'm broke, I start thinking I will never be truly broke because I will always have my family
    MadHattress3 MadHattress3 18-21, F Dec 2, 2013

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    Burns a Hole In My Pocket

    Why do I have to spend money? I feel like if I have it I have to spend it and that leaves me broke.....and I HATE being broke it sucks!
    LipstickandBruises LipstickandBruises 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2008

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    Working part time, no benefits!

    Can't do anything fun, no money! It sucks!
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I Cant Stand Bullies

    This one has been in my chest for a while and I just wanted to share with my folks.when I was working my full time job, there was this guy who worked with me in the same project but another department. his job is some thing along the lines of giving me data to work with ... he...
    defineyourlife defineyourlife 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2011

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    Another Day, Another... Fifty Cents?

    I don't so much mind not having money as being unable to do anything because everything is expensive. If I could get through life without having any grown-up expenses, I would be perfectly fine with a lack of money. As it stands, by the time I'm done paying for rent, utilities...
    bellacaduta bellacaduta 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    Hello Everyone!

    Hi, my name is Kayla. I am a 20 year old full time college student. Eight months ago I started working from home. I thought it would be nice for me to share what I do. I am an advertiser for fortune 500 companies such as equifax, blockbuster, netflix, gamefly, etc. I get paid $95...
    kchigh8560 kchigh8560 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    My Situation.. I Want Opinions.

    Ok so I am going to sum up my situation and I am curious what people think. Should i get outta here or what. Me: Broke, living paycheck to paycheck, literally. My best friend and his girlfriend(my roommates): She strips, models, does ****.. whatever. And makes a ridiculous...
    Shredmastah1 Shredmastah1 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    I Hated Being Broke Too!

    The fact is changing one's life costs money. Cruel but there we are. I know money doesn't buy happiness but I also know it is much easier to look for it when you aren't struggling to pay the bills! Through no fault of my own - a business failure I found myself and my family over...
    symonb symonb 56-60, M Nov 5, 2012

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    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I Need More Money

    Me and my husband have been living from our two paychecks. Its very hard right now to afford even food. This year Christmas is going to be late this year cause i get paid right on Christmas. I don't know what i am going to do. I'm really starting to hate the holidays cause of...
    yuna86 yuna86 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Summerlei Summerlei 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I'M Too Young For This!!

    I'm 20, about to be 21 & I feel like I just can't make it I the world. I don't get how girls can find sugar daddy's. Especially the ones who don't want nothing in return. I only wish I could find one at my job lol money is so stressful. I barely make money waitressing I do t make...
    niccole1001 niccole1001 18-21, F Oct 18, 2013

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    Ive Returned=)

    last time i was on here i was telling you about my stressful hospital visits and so and so forth but since then ive been so wrapped up i wasnt able to keep you posted, soo sorry! but not gonna make this long i have alot to do today, and im so excited! i'll post later and let you...
    bunnihearts bunnihearts 26-30, F Nov 1, 2012

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    Being Broke 24/7 Makes You Feel Like A Bum.

    No offense to anyone who IS a bum, but if you're a bum, Why are you on the internet? Been broke for over a year now due to losing a job, and not being able to find another. I live in a small town, that sucks *** with nothing to do, with less than 2000 people, have been to every...
    downhomehick downhomehick 22-25, M Dec 28, 2011

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    I hate being broke; its summertime

    and i'm stuck in the city. 😿
    unicornina unicornina 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Drowning In Debt

    I quit my last job because I tried to pursue my dream. I loaned money from the bank to help me find work with a bigger pay abroad. I wanted to buy my own house and working locally would not give me enough finances to do that. After almost three months of trying to look for a job...
    starked starked 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    I Went From Bankrupt To Bank Roll!

    Like a lot of people, I fell into the credit card trap which led to me filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy because I had a lot more money going out than I had coming in. I've always had jobs that paid me very well, but sometimes it wasn't enough. I decided to do something about...
    winwithmarcusj winwithmarcusj 41-45, M 1 Response May 24, 2012

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    But thankfully, I won't be

    for long :) I had my first day of training at GUESS today! There is so much to remember but I felt really comfortable with the general manager. I like how organized they are at this job. They had me try on all of their styles of jeans to see which fit I liked best, I thought...
    juliead juliead 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I Hate Comcast

    Comcast just scrambled all my channels so now unless I pay them $100/month no more basic tv for me:/ ********!
    Kpc2424 Kpc2424 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2013

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    I Hate Being Broke And Now Did Something About It!

    I was so, SO fed UP with being broke. I got this box of polymer clay. So I made jewelry pendants with this and sold them out on the sidewalk. Now I have two debit cards from both Visa and MasterCard, one by the bank and one by the money mart. This way, I can shop online for the...
    jmintuck jmintuck 36-40 2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Broke

    My car broke down today. Broke car, broke bank account. Broken spirit. I'm hoping it's all fixable. I'm sure it is. Patience is something I've been trying to work on, but it seems like the harder I try to work on something, the more it starts to fall apart. The Lord is...
    freeeeebird freeeeebird 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    "you're Soooo Talented And That's Interesting!" Paleeze!

    I keep hearing this but no one who asks if this is your business ever wants to buy anything. I went to a high level art college which charged $500 a term in the 1980's and $5,000 a term in the 1990's. Computer work stations were the culprite. By the time I graduated the school...
    Artleadsnowhere Artleadsnowhere 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    I buy my friends too many things

    because giving away my money gives me a rush for some reason ahahah. It's like gambling and my prize is their appreciation.
    parapsychology parapsychology 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I Hate Seeing My Daughter Cry.

    I'm in nursing school, my husband is the only one working, we have 4 kids and are broke all of the time. I hope to graduate in may, but the stress of bills being late, not being able to buy groceries or even afford field trips for the kids is getting to me. Today my daughter...
    r0ck1nr1ck r0ck1nr1ck 36-40 3 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    Urgh

    i hate being broke, simple as that,  have to stay active and do something   i need a second job
    iGotMine8 iGotMine8 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2007

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    I Adore It

    I love to be broke and without anything.I also love when I can't buy food or pay bills. What kind of an idiot created this group ?
    SaintMaj SaintMaj 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2011

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    Never Been Rich

    I've never been flush with money and usually lived paycheck to paycheck, but I really hate when you are so hard up that your friends feel the need to send you money. Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate my friends who'll put some money on this bad bet. I just hate the need...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    I Move From Ny To Nc And Now I'm Broke!!

    I made awesome money up north; lost my job moved to NC and finally got a job making 60% less than my salary I can barely pay my bills and I live check to check; I have no furniture in my apartment and I sleep in an air mattress for the past 5 months cause I can't afford damn...
    Sweethoneybee151 Sweethoneybee151 31-35 1 Response Aug 8, 2011

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    So Tired

    I feel ike I am in a battered boat out at sea and I am about to capsize. Fear and sadness grips me while I try my best to hold my chin up and work towards a solution. Like many here, my life is about survival, and not living. Each day, I seem to be holding on to a finer piece of...
    MsNin MsNin 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    Problem Solved

    i went to this website to get more information about this job i hear everyone buzzing about...so try it www.motorclubemployment.com
    bunnihearts bunnihearts 26-30, F Sep 12, 2012

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    Justice For Us Broke Poor People

    How's this for justice?! So I left my wallet in shopping cart at store. Figured it out pretty quick and went back to store maybe 10 min. Get there, no wallet. Give the store my info to call if turned in. Didn't have much cash (less than $5) and had $18 on predebit card. I checked...
    bout2break bout2break 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    I'm broke for the holidays.

    So, I got some materials, and I'm making dreamcatchers for each of my loved ones. Gotta make the best of things, right?
    TexasTrav TexasTrav 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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    How Do People Make It?

    I am so tired of the struggle to pay bills. I work full time 40 hours and have for over 20 years, and still can't keep my head above water. Taking on a second job again and just sitting here thinking how tired of the struggle I am. I take home right at $2,000 a month. If...
    Barbara2000 Barbara2000 46-50 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    Anger, Resentment, Frustration

    I'm not one to put myself out there for the masses, but I'm close to the end of my rope. Some background first I guess. Almost 40. Married. Unemployed. I think that about sums it up. The past year has been hell on the wife and I. We've both lost our jobs, benefits...
    waypastbroke waypastbroke 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    I Don't Want To Be Rich, Just Successful

    All i need is enough money to pay my bills on time and I'll be happy. Really. I don't have kids or a car or health insurance to worry about. Just rent and food. Nothing else.
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    I Am So Poor.....

     I can't even pay attention........
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 6 Responses May 10, 2008

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    I made a goal about my attitude at work from

    now on, since I tend to get very competitive and stressed... When I'm at work, I will do my best for the duration of my shift. I will keep moving and finish as much as I can, but I will remember that if I don't get to a task, I can do it tomorrow... I don't need to stay late...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M Apr 29

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    I'm Not Just Broke. I'm College Kid Broke.

    & I'm not just college kid broke. I'm a starving artist as well. Being both in college and an art major ... my money (after rent & bills, books, art supplies to last at least the first month or so and then food) is gone in just a couple of months. Plus, I am in a sorority so...
    livenrye livenrye 22-25, F May 25, 2012

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    Where to Get Help From Being Broke!

    My life seems to be in constant turmoil. Fortunately, I try (very hard) to keep a level head. I currently live with my soon-to-be- ex in the home we had built and are raising our girls. When I filed for divorce, he proceeded to empty and close our joint bank account. This leaves...
    willowkitty willowkitty 41-45 1 Response Aug 8, 2008

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    Money--that's What I Want

    I hate being on welfare and constantly broke. Even with a job, I'm just a little better off. I hate budgeting, as I feel deprived. Money sucks!
    Jeanieb Jeanieb 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    It Happened Again

    My husband works in a commission job and I work in retail. We had to move in with my mother in California . My husband has been working for months on a big project that would have helped us afford to move into our own apartment/home. At the very last minute the other side...
    jonomama jonomama 56-60, F Jun 9, 2012

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