I Live A Teeny Bit Above The Poverty Line

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    Just Barely

    I'm seriously hanging on by the skin of my teeth. Most people are, I guess. Even though I'm dirt-poor, I always seem to have what I need when I need it, and for that I am very grateful.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2011

    Money Sucks

    My son came home from school one day with a note. It said because the family income was below the poverty level my child could get free lunches. I knew I wasn't making alot of money but I never realized until then we lived in poverty.
    katysboy katysboy
    56-60, M
    Mar 3, 2011

    Depressed With Life

    Its bad enough I work long hours at a hard job. (Got cussed out on the job twice last week.) But I only get paid once a month (and people think bi-weekly paychecks are hard!) I haven't been paid since Feb. 10th. I was supposed to get paid last Friday, but they "ran out of...
    anyoneinohio anyoneinohio
    Mar 13, 2012
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