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I Hate Being Broke

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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...
    yuna86 yuna86 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Four words. Story of my life.
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Being Broke Sucks! - I really hate being broke! I only get a certain amount of money each money because I am on disability and it is really difficult to make that stretch from...
    bluetatoo19712000 bluetatoo19712000 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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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...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    I Am About To Prove An Old Saying True... - no, not THAT old saying ... I just spent my last 5 bucks on a beer proving that you can spend it, no matter how much you make...thank...
    grouchyoldman grouchyoldman 41-45, M May 3, 2012

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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...
    margos411 margos411 31-35, F Oct 4, 2010

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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...
    Artleadsnowhere Artleadsnowhere 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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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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    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...
    bout2break bout2break 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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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...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 Sep 2, 2012

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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 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...
    Sweethoneybee151 Sweethoneybee151 31-35 1 Response Aug 8, 2011

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    I Just Need a New Job - But its really hard to find(especially the ones I'm looking for). Either they want experience that I don't have(at least in that industry) or the skills are...
    RatsieRizzo RatsieRizzo 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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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...
    r0ck1nr1ck r0ck1nr1ck 36-40 3 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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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...
    niccole1001 niccole1001 18-21, F Oct 18, 2013

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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...
    willowkitty willowkitty 41-45 1 Response Aug 8, 2008

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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...
    Scrayvyle Scrayvyle 16-17, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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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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    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...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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...
    livenrye livenrye 22-25, F May 25, 2012

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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...
    jmintuck jmintuck 36-40 2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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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...
    Barbara2000 Barbara2000 46-50 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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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...
    jonomama jonomama 56-60, F Jun 9, 2012

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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...
    starked starked 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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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...
    Shredmastah1 Shredmastah1 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    On The Edge Of A Cliff,1 Foot Over - DONT KNOW WHERE TO START !   I WAS LAID OFF MY JOB OF 14 YEARS. I WAS A SUPERINTENDENT IN COMMERICAL GENERAL ...
    shawnwebb shawnwebb 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2009

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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...
    MsNin MsNin 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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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...
    downhomehick downhomehick 22-25, M Dec 28, 2011

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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...
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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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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    Is This You? - I AM LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO HELP OTHERS IN TODAYS WORLD. I AM LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT WOULD LIKE TO GET PAID EVERY FRIDAY! I AM LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT...
    FREEDOMSCOTTY FREEDOMSCOTTY 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2012

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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...
    defineyourlife defineyourlife 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2011

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    The Problem Is However... - ... Im always broke. I have no idea where my money goes, but its always gone. Halfway through the month my wallet is always empty. Seriously. Maybe I...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F Jun 25, 2008

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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 2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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...
    AspergicMajor AspergicMajor 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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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...
    bellacaduta bellacaduta 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    Finding lots of close online and putting an outfit together = up to £94.36 Time to beg mummy and daddy.
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I Hate Being Broke - I hate being broke  so I save whenever I can so I'm never broke.  I never over spend.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 26, 2012

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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...
    winwithmarcusj winwithmarcusj 41-45, M 2 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Grr. - as a college student, of course i'm broke. i hate it. life is so freaking expensive!!!
    musicality musicality 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2008

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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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    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...
    freeeeebird freeeeebird 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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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...
    MadHattress3 MadHattress3 18-21, F Dec 2, 2013

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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...
    juliead juliead 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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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 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...
    symonb symonb 56-60, M Nov 5, 2012

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    So I need to get a root canal done but I don't have the money to pay for it.. :( my parents can't help me out cuz they have to pay there own stuff. To make it worst, I don't get...
    IWannaTalkLife IWannaTalkLife 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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...
    waypastbroke waypastbroke 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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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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    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...
    kchigh8560 kchigh8560 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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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...
    Spice99857 Spice99857 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2008

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