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I Hate Being Poor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 149 People

    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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    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 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 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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    It seriously sucks , especially

    when you want everything.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 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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    This is a time in my life

    where the expenses are far more than the income I am getting. My wages have been delayed by 4 days due to some kind of banking issue. I have such big dreams that seem impossible now. My salary remains unchanged from when I joined this company more than a year ago. I am...
    whatthedamnhell whatthedamnhell 22-25, F Aug 3, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 Dec 11, 2014

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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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    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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    I am so sick of working

    and still not being able to pay my bills or buy my kids what they need :(
    Mandyraexxx Mandyraexxx 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2015

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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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    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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    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 really hate dishonesty of any kind. Mostly the sneaky insidious kind that comes from self deception, and the inability too many people have to be self introspective. It makes...
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    The biggest liar I've ever met was actually my previous boyfriend. The funny thing about it is that he would always go on and on and on about how he hated liars and being lied to...
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    i hate being used i am tired of hiding. i hate it when people lie to you to gain something. why do people including people i have met less than a week want something from me...
    SubaruDoo44 SubaruDoo44 31-35, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Especially fake psychics Or those claiming to be real You would think if they were real They could get accurate And solve world problems Instead of saying the poor...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why people feel that you have to love their children. I feel as though he should be content with the fact that I accept that he has a daughter. The fact that I...
    Jaymarie1008 Jaymarie1008 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love being alone in my own room but I hate I when no one texts me back and the thoughts get to me and then I start getting scared and try to silence the voices or I just blow up...
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm not officially a step-mom yet and before anyone tells me that I shouldn't marry this man...I am going to someday. But...I cannot stand his children. His son, in particular...
    mmbvt mmbvt 36-40, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    i feel like people with anxiety/depression are left without a rope in terms of working society. It debilitates me in a way that i never knew the full scope of until now. Every job...
    Outoforbits Outoforbits 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    what upsets me is some people lie then they admit they lied then they say they hate being lied to. what is that called?
    myame1 myame1 46-50, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate being judged by people about my grandma and when I try to put a sentence together sometimes I get treated as a kid when People don't let me explain things when trying to...
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M a week ago

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    Hi everyone. Things have been going badly wrong for me in the last few months and I've got into so much trouble. None of this has been really bad stuff, but it's happening too...
    Katy2003 Katy2003 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    being sick really sux!!!! when I am sick I have to take that nasty tasting medicine, or go to the doctors. and that means I get a shot in my bum. I hate it!!!!
    jtlittlebit jtlittlebit 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I hate coming home and just being yelled at ... like I need to be brought any lower
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 28

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    I hate being a step mom. I made two different cakes for the family birthday on Sunday, took her to dinner and dessert last night for her birthday and today on her actual birthday...
    frecks6 frecks6 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    hate being sick been sick for 4 days now so cranky just want to get better
    Rebecca1402 Rebecca1402 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    So I wanted to give an example of a normal day in my life! Things like this happen everyday and in the end I'm in the wrong!! I end up confused like how was this my fault. So it...
    jennymike28 jennymike28 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Hate is such a strong word and I dislike it very much!! But under the circumstances I'm starting to have just those kind of thoughts. I've been with MH off and on for 21 long years...
    jennymike28 jennymike28 36-40, F Jan 26

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    Plain n' simple. I'm not the pretty girl at school at all, every time I'm friends with or sit next to the pretty girl of course all the time the boys give them the attention. Fml...
    Summer147648 Summer147648 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    So there's this person I thought we are friends but I hate that even up to now; I'm the only one who always reaches the other first even just to say 'hi' despite dropping hints...
    Terrycode Terrycode 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I think I just need to get a few things off my chest.. I've posted something on here before in more elaborate detail about my boyfriend and his son.. Basically. we've been together...
    krazykristen krazykristen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I hate being sick, but then again who doesn't.
    QueenVen QueenVen 16-17, F Jan 24

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