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I Hate Being Broke

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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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I am 5 thousand dollars in debt.

    My phone bill sky rocketed. I'm not pretty enough to be a sugar baby. My family can't help :/ ugh!!!!
    SydneyLockwood SydneyLockwood 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 7 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 4

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    Seriously I have to get some dough going here

    xD .. I'm down to 10 dollars from 175 and all I bought was weed -_- .. DE STRUGGLE IS REAL BROTHAS AND SISTERS...
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 8

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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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    I hate being broke; its summertime

    and i'm stuck in the city. 😿
    unicornina unicornina 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Summerlei Summerlei 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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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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    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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    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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    The struggle is real

    when you don't have family
    whidel6 whidel6 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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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

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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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    Finding lots of close online

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

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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 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 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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    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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    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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