I Hate Being Broke

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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
    8 Responses Aug 25, 2014

    I'm so broke I can't afford to go to the hair

    salon anymore. I always have to pay for something which is phone bill, lunch, high school trip or ring, prom. I don't have much money for getting my hair done. I have a lot of blow dryers, 3 flat irons, straighten comb to use on the stove. I don't know how to straighten my hair...
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    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, 2015

    Christmas is coming and I have not brought no

    presents at all. I hate money sometimes πŸ˜”πŸŽπŸŽ„πŸ’°πŸš«
    Directioner70 Directioner70
    18-21, F
    Dec 7, 2015

    I used to hate being broke,

    being low on money was a frustration that seemed to ruin everything, but I've started to realize that beyond food, transportation, and fulfilling the needs of others, money doesn't always lead to a place I want to go. A friend that I love is always wanting to go do this and...
    anon8369 anon8369
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    I hate seeing my mom struggle

    so much. Its not like the dirt poor struggle its like not being able to buy necessities struggle. I am 17 and I have 4 other siblings, 1 sister and 3 brothers. I am the oldest, so you already know they look up to me. Hell im slacking in school feeling sad all day and like I said...
    BornBlank1 BornBlank1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    Happiness comes with a price.

    And I have no money. :3
    Diana14R Diana14R
    16-17, F
    7 Responses May 10, 2015

    A new TV series is searching

    for people who are in difficult situations in life and are being forced to make a hard decision. Are you currently facing a decision that challenges your morals, values and beliefs? Are you confronting a choice that’s making you question the line between right and wrong...
    robertjk robertjk
    26-30, M
    Oct 14, 2014

    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
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Apr 12, 2008

    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
    Apr 17, 2015

    I'm so glad i have a scholarship

    that allows me to stay a thousand miles away from home. I'm glad I don't stay here and I wish they allowed us to stay in dorms over holidays. My home is not homey anymore. My family is just family because we share a DNA otherwise nah. I can't wait for college to resume so that I...
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711
    22-25, F
    Dec 22, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2015

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2015
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    3 Responses Mar 10, 2014

    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
    iSatan iSatan
    16-17, F
    Feb 8, 2016

    I quit my job .. I worked at Kohl's

    and it sucked now I regret it
    Laurie18 Laurie18
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    I once had a minimum wage job

    and had this broke feeling all the time. I ******* hated my life back then.
    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs
    36-40, M
    Jan 31, 2016

    I've done it again. I put myself in the hole

    for $400 for **** I don't need. I've set up myself a very strict budget to get back on track. I will have to be very disciplined to make it work. I will. I must. ask me next month if it worked. why do I do this to my family? because I'm an Addict. I am sick & tired of this...
    yolo19 yolo19
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    My story is not much different

    than anyone else's just need to vent a bit. I lost my job of 8 years in March the owner folded owing me more than $4,000.00 in pay. I had to fight for my unemployment. Which he had not paid in 5 years but, took from me and everybody else. I did all the things they said you...
    MEMA677 MEMA677
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    so jealous of people

    who get to travel.
    CynicalIntrovert CynicalIntrovert
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    The worst feeling is

    when you are and would do anything for somebody and can't, because let's face it, stupid money and greed is how the world works. I feel so useless not being able to be there and save a loved one from stress and verbal abuse! Life ****** me off sometimes... I'm angry sure but sad...
    IcedJuice IcedJuice
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    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
    deleted deleted
    Jun 17, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    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

    i have a money spending problem

    and im usually broke.
    Ang012685 Ang012685
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2015

    Just once I would like to take myself

    or my boyfriend out on a date without regretting it later. I really just want to shower my loved ones with gifts. I feel like I deserve a fatter bank account and to be comfortable but I think the universe may have other plans for me. πŸ€”πŸ™ƒ
    alostone alostone
    26-30, F
    Nov 20, 2015

    I grew up in extreme poverty

    and even lived in a van and slept in a parking lot for five weeks night after night with my young siblings. I was ten then and my mom would be at her late night job cleaning so we'd sleep in the parking lot of offices she'd clean making sure no one saw us through the van windows...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    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
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 23, 2013

    who likes this?? smh I've recently hit rock

    bottom n it's hard balancing college n having to think about ways to get money. my parents can't help me so ik imma need to help myself. can't wait to complete this year so I can find a job and properly support myself and help my family
    ALifeInterupted ALifeInterupted
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    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 :,(
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2014
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree
    16-17, F
    Sep 18, 2014

    Working part time, no benefits!

    Can't do anything fun, no money! It sucks!
    Sweetgirl4u2 Sweetgirl4u2
    36-40, F
    Jun 26, 2014

    You'd freaking think

    since my mom BARELY brought me anything during my childhood that she'd atleast consider buying me the damn PlayStation4 but no!! Like WTF I am here on bedrest cant freaking walk neighbors cut damn grass ALL DAY LONG WITH THE WORLD LOUDEST LAWNMOWER. I mean what is my life I...
    BornBlank1 BornBlank1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    The struggle is real

    when you don't have family
    whidel6 whidel6
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2014
    Summerlei Summerlei
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    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.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 4, 2014

    I hate being broke. I hate walking into a store

    just buying 1 thing. I like buying 5 things per store.
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2015
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