I Hate Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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    I hate that my parents struggle

    and now that we aren't in the same house for right now it's a one paycheck income household and I hate that I can't do anything to help right now. I hate that sometimes there isn't food that I know will fill my dad up. I don't mind that sometimes I don't eat that much or...
    AwkwardTomboy AwkwardTomboy
    18-21, F
    Aug 11, 2015

    The Stress Of Living Paycheck To Paycheck Is Killing Me

    Hello everyone,   I hope you are all doing well considering our similar problem. I was excited (well as excited as you know you can be when you have a problem) when I found this group. I know that I am not the only one who lives pay check to paycheck but its nice...
    katielee102 katielee102
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2010

    It Sucks!

    I don't know how many people out there live paycheck to paycheck. It seems my entire adult life has been about juggling the finances to make ends meet. My husband makes a decent living as a graphic artist and what I make a year puts us probably about middle class. When I was...
    emptyheart emptyheart
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2008

    I'm So Tired

    I work two jobs and still I am struggling. I dont' have cable or internet, I don't eat out and I don't buy crap I don't need. I just found out I actually owe taxes this year too because of the second job. I am so tired of never having enough and worrying about money. I already...
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze
    36-40, F
    11 Responses Mar 29, 2012

    Just one month a would like to not have to feel

    the noose of money, bills, and expenses around my neck. To be able to breath and plan for something nice in the future.
    Riprovo Riprovo
    31-35, M
    Oct 5, 2014

    I'm Sick of It

    Every week I do the same thing. I sit down and figure out hw much of my husband's paycheck will go for what and how much will we have left to live on. It's never much. I try and make sure everyone is paid but these past 3 weeks it has really been tough. I've had to let some bills...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20
    46-50, F
    Aug 26, 2008

    I Am A Stay At Home Mom

    At 21 years old I never imagined I'd be a stay at home mom with my daughter fiance and I trying to live off of one income. Let me tell you, its horrible. Some weeks what he brings home just isn't enough at all to cover all of our bills. But 2 days ago I found something that...
    daltonkristen90 daltonkristen90
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

    Times Are Tough and Just Getting Tougher.

    My budget is stretched so tight, if it were my pants you'd be staring at my undies. I just made lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches and actually used the endpieces of the loaf of bread.  It may not seem like much, but I don't think I have ever eaten the ends before...
    trixiegirl trixiegirl
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2008
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