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I Hate Being Broke

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,770 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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 have a money spending problem

    and im usually broke.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The struggle is real

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

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    Don't you hate it when you think you found the

    one but it ends up not like you expected I hate being lied , I hate being cheated on I wish I could fine someone special but I will never ever find someone special cause I'm worthless and ugly
    Vammy1d Vammy1d 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 18, 2014

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

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    Finding lots of close online

    and putting an outfit together = up to £94.36 Time to beg mummy and daddy.
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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

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    Soooo I was asked to be a sugar mama.

    ... Weird huh? But this person has no job so it's kinda understandable how this person could have the perception that I have money. After I pay all my bills I have roughly enough to maybe get me food for lunch during my work week. I laughed in this person's face thinking that...
    sandycheeks08 sandycheeks08 22-25, F Jul 2

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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 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    the title says it all i have to live off my

    saving :( no holidays for me :'( i might need to take an metaphorical **** kissing class to make the big $$$$
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Working part time, no benefits!

    Can't do anything fun, no money! It sucks!
    Sweetgirl4u2 Sweetgirl4u2 31-35, F Jun 26, 2014

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    I work full time to pay miscellaneous bills to

    pay car, insurance, phone, gas, food. And I still have to live at home with my uncle. It's embarrassing I can afford to pay for my own apartment
    Sierra35761 Sierra35761 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I'm financially frustrated!

    I know one thing's for sure once I'm out of the woods I'm not turning back EVER! It's a long and complicated story on how we ended up struggling financially. :( I've grown tired of paying for other things that aren't even mine (Rent & other bills) Hey if I'm staying sure but...
    EyeHeartCheesecake EyeHeartCheesecake 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Happiness comes with a price.

    And I have no money. :3
    Diana14R Diana14R 13-15, F 8 Responses May 10

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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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    so jealous of people

    who get to travel.
    CynicalIntrovert CynicalIntrovert 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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 16-17, M Aug 15, 2014

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    robertjk robertjk 22-25, M Oct 14, 2014

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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 1 Response Oct 18, 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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    But if I eat nothing

    but rice and ramen and beans this month, I think I'll be able to make rent. Wooooo
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17

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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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    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 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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