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I Hate Being Broke

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    robertjk robertjk 22-25, M Oct 14, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    Its like my salary is just enough

    for eveyday living. I cant travel cause most of the time i dont have enough money :((
    jmeaarnian jmeaarnian 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    It's terrible! When I have no money everything

    in a store looks so perfect and so untouchable but when I have money I can't seem to find anything to buy because I'm being cheap haha ????????
    ScarletNightmare ScarletNightmare 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 18, 2014

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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 2 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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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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    It's so hard raising 2 kids

    and not having enough money and always feeling like a failure to them cuz u can't get them the stuff they need or provide them with the basics in life that they deserve :(
    mandyxxx83 mandyxxx83 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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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 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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    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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    Summerlei Summerlei 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    Working part time, no benefits!

    Can't do anything fun, no money! It sucks!
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F Jun 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 22-25, F Oct 18, 2013

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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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    Finding lots of close online

    and putting an outfit together = up to £94.36 Time to beg mummy and daddy.
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2014

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    Got 10 bucks till Friday

    and one cigarette. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. I'm gonna make someone cry this week.
    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M Aug 4, 2014

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    I went shopping for groceries at Walmart today.

    And afterwards, a lady came up to me in the parking lot begging for money. So I said sure I can give you some money, and ended up giving her $20. Normally I wouldn't have given so much, or any money at all. I'm broke myself right now - unemployed, and probably could have spent...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 15

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F Mar 28, 2014

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    I hate being broke; its summertime

    and i'm stuck in the city. 😿
    unicornina unicornina 26-30, F Jul 21, 2014

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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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    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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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'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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    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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 6 days ago

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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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    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, 2014

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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 36-40, F Oct 4, 2010

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    I work 2 jobs over 50-60 hours a week & the

    universe still figures out a way for me to be broke
    SuperblackSER SuperblackSER 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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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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    I get paid decently for what I do,

    and so I'm never broke. But it isn't a good feeling.
    hiself hiself 13-15, M Aug 15, 2014

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    The struggle is real

    when you don't have family
    whidel6 whidel6 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    I'm grateful for what I have

    but it also kills me cuz I've been busting my *** working an my checks disappear due to having to pay for someone else's mistakes ! I want to cry because I'm trying my hardest an just can't seem to get out of this hole I'm in :,(
    ev23 ev23 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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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    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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    Seeing other girls go shopping

    and buy pretty things once every week... I go on one shopping spree each year because I can barely afford anything :( Once I was able to make money because of a little job but I don't have it anymore and I barely have enough money to eat, buy myself something that will make me...
    tristful tristful 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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