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I Hate Being Poor

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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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    Someone gave me food today on the way to work

    walking. I must look homeless. I didn't refuse because I didn't have any food or real money today, so yay?
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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 hate being poor... I hate it

    when I have to save my money for my next week allowance... I hate it when we don't have any television or dvd...I hate it when we have no money to buy new things... I have only one pair of Sunday bag and I use it for two years... I hate it when I need to give my one and only...
    diane1996 diane1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2014

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    I hate this life and the holidays are worst

    since I am on my own. Thats right, I have to save enough money to get a meal and help another family. But in reality, if your at the bottom (I am) of life list of people, your screwed.
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M Nov 25, 2014

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    Being a college student.

    I'm sooo broke and it sucks.. I remember when I was in highschool and had a job and had so much money in the bank. Average of atleast 600-700$ a month.. Now I have like $60 in my bank right now.. ahhhhh what is life.
    youchewy youchewy 18-21, M Oct 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    It seriously sucks , especially

    when you want everything.
    CrushOnPhilBrooks CrushOnPhilBrooks 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    When I was 6 years old my father wasn't doing

    well but I didn't feel it Life was simple without any problems But when I became 12 years old I felt like depressed My friend were very rich but I wasn't as wealthy as they When I was 15 I started working secretly I know korean well so I went to for sightseing a lot ,in that...
    Stevejons Stevejons 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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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, 2014

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    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 15

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    LadyLuxury LadyLuxury 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Christinamarie3095 Christinamarie3095 41-45, T 6 days ago

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