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I Hate Being Poor

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    My family wasn't always this way,

    we used to live a pretty middle-class life. It wasn't until about a year or two ago when my dad lost his job that everything went downhill. We lost the car, are currently without gas/hot water, and are in danger of losing the house all together. I know people have it a lot worse...
    daughtersofanarchy daughtersofanarchy 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    For many reasons but mostly

    because I can afford the dental care I need but can afford. I dont have insurance and everything else is bases on sliding scale or there is a waiting list. I can't afford the sliding scale! Because I never had insurance and have been grossly unemployed for several years, 3 of my...
    eusapia eusapia 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    God Help Us In These Dire Times Of Need!

    For us the poor and unfortunate God is the last and only hope. God help us in these dire times of need! God help us in these dire times of need! God help us in these dire times of need!
    icycle icycle 22-25 Sep 9, 2013

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    I Have Been Most My Life

    And it sucks, especially now. I was working up until this week. Friday was my last day. Most of my paychecks have been going towards stuff for the new baby. All we got at the baby shower is some clothes, diapers, and a winnie the pooh blanket my best friend made. I had to buy the...
    dreamingdisaster dreamingdisaster 18-21, F Oct 15, 2011

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    Caught In A Trap!

    So technically I'm not poor. I own my own house left to me when my dad died. Its a small 2 bed place that needs sooo much work that I sometimes imagine that it would be better if I just burned it down. The trouble with owning a crappy broken down house though is that its your...
    emmathornton95 emmathornton95 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    It seriously sucks , especially

    when you want everything.
    CrushOnPhilBrooks CrushOnPhilBrooks 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    The Jacket

    I bet it's nice to go where ever you want whenever you want.. I can't do that because my parents are struggling to keep a family of 8 supported... It is so hard.. And when i see something that is expansive that i want all i do is look at it wishing that i had it.. like a jacket i...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    Mamiproud Mamiproud 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    Are You There Donald Trump, It's Me Emily.

    I hate being poor and I've been poor my whole life. This time, my financial situation is the worst it's ever been. I lost my job a couple months ago and I can't seem find work to save my life. I couldn't afford my car and I just had to give it up yesterday. I'm beyond depressed...
    iluvpeeps iluvpeeps 26-30 2 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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    I'm On Food Stamps, Again And My Light Might Get Cut Off Next Week

    It is so uncomfortable to be poor. What's worst than being poor? Having regrets about your choices when your choices were to follow your dreams and the only place they ever got you was in a one bedroom apartment that is falling apart. Growing up as an idealist and becoming a...
    whatcomesafter whatcomesafter 31-35 2 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    I Went To College And I'm Still Poor

    This is ridiculous. I have a bachelor's degree and nothing to show for it. My degree is in Television Production and there are no jobs in it. I am 30 and I live at home with my parents. I want to have kids and move out, but I can't afford to. I am extremely depressed and feel...
    unhappyandmiserable unhappyandmiserable 26-30 2 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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    Montana Not A Paychecks Dream

    My husband and I live in Montana, a beautiful state full of wonderful outdoor experiences but unfortunately a horrible plavce to try to earn a living. I am a teacher and he works for the local University. We are both state employees and recieve state benefits, yet we are sooo...
    MTMama MTMama 31-35 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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    What Went Wrong

    I believed in the "American Dream". I grew up poor in the ghetto and always wanted out. I decided I would not raise my children in the hood. I did everything right. So, I thought. Went to College , even though I had no help from family. Met my partner. Bought a house and then we...
    Chrysalis71 Chrysalis71 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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    Ugghhhh

    I hate being broke all the time. My husband works, and he pays the bills, and trust me, he reminds me of it every chance he gets. I can't work right now because of medical issues. I have tried finding a job, but this crappy town has nothing to offer. You either have to be their...
    vonniematt vonniematt 41-45, F Nov 14, 2013

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    I Am Poor

    i am angry about being poor but even more angry at the people its exposed me too
    slb4212 slb4212 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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