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I Hate Being Poor

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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

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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

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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 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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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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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    It seriously sucks , especially

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

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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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    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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    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?
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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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

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    Mamiproud Mamiproud 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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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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    Related Experiences

    I had lived a very tough life. We are poor. I encountered bullying, discrimination, have been mocked and my father hates me. He even denied that I am his daughter and he seldom...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    I hate him. I'm in pain. I hate being rejected. I hate being told I'm not good enough. I hate being taken advantage of. I hate him. I hate feeling this way, like my head is about...
    classicslove classicslove 26-30, F 11 Responses Dec 2

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    It's quite hypocritical of me to say I hate being lied to since I myself in many cases am a liar. Everything I post on here is true. No if and's or buts. But in the real world I...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 4 Responses Nov 23

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    I moved to Texas 12 years ago, and rarely have I spent the holidays alone. I have traveled to see family or been with friends but I still feel alone or like I am crashing someone...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Dec 7

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    I hate being ignored but I also like being alone sometimes . I think we all hate being ignored but like alone time also
    Runawaywithme123 Runawaywithme123 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate being home alone. I'll go out with friends and family and have a blast but in the end I'm alone in my room. sometimes it irritates me and I make a quick decision to go out...
    Spiritm Spiritm 26-30, M Nov 22

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    I hate being yelled. But what's worse? Being yelled at by an obvious immature moron; or being talked to dangerously calm by someone civil and mature? When I'm being yelled at I...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    "I wish I had a twin!", "If I pinch you will your twin feel it?", and "I like you better than your twin." All of those things have been asked/told to me in the past week alone...
    sarahjohnsony sarahjohnsony 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I really hate being a stepmom...which knowing me you would find so hard to believe. Due to having endometriosis and losing the only baby I ever conceived to a miscarriage caused by...
    Maylissa Maylissa 41-45 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Since my husband of 15 years left our 4 kids and myself for another mother at our kids school, I have become a person consumed with anger. He has had little contact with the...
    40startingagain 40startingagain 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 25

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    I hate being yelled at. I hate to argue. I shut down and shut out. I won't participate. amazingly enough this action of doing nothing causes some to yell more.
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 26

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    I absolutely hate being lied to. I was seeing this boy and he told a really severe lie. We'll we were seeing each other for a bit. We decided to take things to the next step. I...
    Hiimamyimdead Hiimamyimdead 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    As much as I hate being single, it's better than being used and getting hurt.
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I was molested and raped and ever since I hate being touched especially by men... I don't know why things like this happens but I wish it didn't.... know one ever cared enough to...
    cattie1283 cattie1283 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I have my own children and I hate being a step mom! I know that doesn't sound right, but that's the way I feel. I met my partner about over a year ago. We've had a rough...
    Jeshayna Jeshayna 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I do hate being ditched.. I hate the fact that I still do care for the person who ditched me for no reason.. hell yeah, I want to stop caring but not able to :/
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I hate being a black female. Why because white guys and men dislike black girls. The only reason they would date them is for the sexxxx. Which is wrong but it's true...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 21

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    I can't really say i hate being lied to because i also lie to other people all the time :o
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F Nov 23

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    I hate being sick... Come kill me now so I don't have to suffer
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    I seriously hate being told no that's by I make my younger brother ask for me so my parents would say no to him not me.
    KyraAnia KyraAnia 13-15, F Nov 24

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    I hate being single around the holidays ugh
    adeechloe adeechloe 13-15, F Nov 27

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    I hate being ugly smh why do i gotta look like this
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 1

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    if i know a person well i hate being ignored especially when they just suddenly stop responding for no apparent reason!
    romell romell 41-45, M Dec 2

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    For some reason, I hate being called Dude or Bro. It makes me want to ***** slap someone.
    RyderSebastian RyderSebastian 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I absolutely hate being ignored. I didn't do anything to deserve this... Feeling unloved and not cared about. But I mean, it's whatever. Not like I matter or anything.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yea absolutely hate being ignored. So you know 2 can play at this.
    candacej1983 candacej1983 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I absolutely HATE being ignored. it's so irritating! Why?! it just ruins my entire mood. Your supposed to be my best friend but when im talking to you, you wanna look the other way...
    BluntShokz21 BluntShokz21 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate when people judge my interests (including sexual interests) without even knowing me. I admit I have what are considered "creepy interests", but when people get to know me...
    styxc styxc 18-21, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Apparently you do not have to be offensive on here to actually be hated...
    DestinyWriter DestinyWriter 18-21, M 1 hr ago