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I Live On a Tight Budget

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 87 People

    Sometimes It's Exhausting

    living on a strict, tight budget is good.  But it's also tiring.  One thing I'm really tired of is not having money in my budget to buy new clothes with.  I haven't bought myself new clothes in a couple of years because I'm so broke.  Most days I'm pretty okay...
    thinkingbyfirelight thinkingbyfirelight 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    Anxiety

    Its boxing week and i have 100$ of birthday money to spare! I went to the mall today with a list and did some "window shopping". I tried some things on and took pics with my camera phone (yeah.. lucky me), it was fun because i like taking pictures and i ended up buying...
    MsIndependant MsIndependant 18-21, F Dec 28, 2007

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    Financial Management Boot Camp

    I was always on welfare (for 3 different disabilities) and my husband has always been a blue-collar worker, but made pretty good money since he was living at him and such.  While I knew a little about budgeting, Hubby always had money given to him and he never had to worry about...
    Masihi Masihi 31-35, F Feb 20, 2011

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    The Grim Reaper of Food

    a couple of weeks ago i decided to make a whole bunch of my own food and put it in tupperware containers. I only spent $60 on food that would last me 2 weeks. But actually it only lasted 4 days until it went bad and could'nt stand eating it. I got really frustrated and i don't...
    MsIndependant MsIndependant 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    NO $$$

    One Job + Three kids = No $$$
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2008

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    Software Helps A Lot!

    What would i have done without software? I use Boachsoft Finance 2012. It makes life so much easier. Creating budgets is so easy. Spending limit notifications keep me on track. I think you should try it.
    sqlben sqlben 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    I Am Financially Challenged

    I am also disabled and have been so for 36 years.  I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.  I have been more-or-less forsaken by my children, but I try to help neighbors & others by caring for them and helping when able to.  (It costs NOTHING!!!!) ...
    SueBoo SueBoo 56-60 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    Anyone Grow Their Own Food To Save Money?

    I started trying to grow some of my own food, not much. I have a few tomato and pepper plants, and am going to plant some winter squash, but it helps a lot not to have to buy those few things.  I have fruit trees I planted years ago that are now bearing pretty well, so I...
    Maddie99 Maddie99 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    Money Poor, But Otherwise Very Rich

    I love the challenge of being less than financially secure. I love finding bargains, living frugally, making every penny count. Sure, I would love to splurge sometimes, and once in a great while I do, but mostly, I can live just as well on nothing as most people can on 100 times...
    Maddie99 Maddie99 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    How To Save For A Cruise With Minimum Pain!!!

    The recession has recently hit me!! The UK has a new and particularly cruel  government who have come into power and immediately started hacking away at people. Sadly the ones who are suffering the most are those with children or on low incomes or benefits. Over the last...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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    I am 26 and I have never lived on my own before. I am single with no children or pets. I am fully capable of living alone. I have thought about living in an RV for a long time. I...
    theoneofthemind theoneofthemind 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    To Impress : ....and so... we now find ourselves in the 'Tarn' of France. Wearing my normal attire - not trousers (pants) thats 'abnormal' for me, Mini-skirt and tights - I drove...
    dambust3r dambust3r 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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    ... Hi to all out there! Wow! many things happening down here in France.. Wearing my Mini-Skirts and tights seems to be more acceptable in the Countryside than in the towns! But...
    dambust3r dambust3r 46-50, M Mar 17

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    We've all heard the saying "tights are not pants," but what if they could be? This is something I've always wanted to try. First I will need two pairs of opaque tights. I prefer...
    tightsman88 tightsman88 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I live in NE NC. I love it here
    mandywantsit mandywantsit 51-55, M 15 hrs ago

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    Scenario: A couple lives together. The female works and doesn't get home until after 11:30pm. The male is off and at home playing video games/chillin with friends etc. Just because...
    MsScaredOfLonely MsScaredOfLonely 26-30, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I was born in Franklinton Louisiana and lived there my entire life. I gave lots of family here and friends and most people here are so nice. I'm new to this site. :)
    rockerchick9000 rockerchick9000 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    It didn't happen to me, but my best friend had a dream about one of my past lives, with some surprising coincidences. In the dream, she was viewing everything from a blurred...
    Iahmose Iahmose 22-25 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I wish we could live together that would be awesome..one day
    Nautica1416 Nautica1416 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I wish we could live together that would be awesome..one day
    Nautica1416 Nautica1416 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    Went to the actual birthday party of my friend the other night and wow my dress got tight. We started getting ready around 5pm and I was finished my makeup pretty quickly because I...
    MilkJune MilkJune 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    There's a woman at work, I don't normally find her overly attractive, but when she wears tights and heels, damn! I can't look at her enough! She wears sexy black tights, they...
    LoveWearingTights LoveWearingTights 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I find myself on and off this site a lot. I deactivate my account through shame of love for tights. I then rejoin because I need to say how I feel without being judged. It's a...
    LoveWearingTights LoveWearingTights 22-25, M 8 Responses Mar 9

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    I like to go shopping for tights-pantyhose about once a month and buy about 10 pairs of opaque ones as they come in a wider range of colours and they last me longer than normal...
    xdpaul xdpaul 56-60, M Mar 7

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    The woman at my work is wearing a lovely pair of tan tights today, you can see where they are bunched up slightly at her ankles. So sexy. I can't help but wonder what underwear...
    LoveWearingTights LoveWearingTights 22-25, M Mar 10

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    I love tight jeans and black tights on women and a short top that stops just at the middle of their....
    goodgoliath goodgoliath 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    In the past, I spent a considerable amount of valuable time ruminating about my frustration with my lack of connection re SM or STBX. I was jealous about what I wished I had. It...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Hi all am 29 year old married to the love of my life we have 3 charming kids I Always battle with my weight since I was a child at age 24 I said that's it i need to get my self...
    Amy1love Amy1love 26-30 1 Response Mar 15

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    Love tights, makes my butt look good lol
    rubyroo15 rubyroo15 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I wore sheer tights under my Nike running leggings to go running last night as it was so cold. I can't believe I never thought of doing this before! Give it a try
    louiseash louiseash 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    IN MACHO GROUND: Gee! Just looking at my last post.. how depressing I was! Having loads of terrific replies and comments to my pics (s'pecially Stefan) and I thank you all! Today...
    dambust3r dambust3r 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    This fit last week!but now it's too tight!
    rubberduxk rubberduxk 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Sleeping with my tights on :) one of the best feelings ever :)
    LoveWearingTights LoveWearingTights 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Wish I could wear tights and panties to work, but I go to the gym in the mornings and can't dress there :(
    LoveWearingTights LoveWearingTights 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 10

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    This woman is the sole reason I turn the TV on in the mornings. She's gorgeous. Love her tights and heels today! Yummy :)
    LoveWearingTights LoveWearingTights 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 11

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    I love chatting about tights :) something I can't do in the real world!
    LoveWearingTights LoveWearingTights 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 11

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    So frustrating and such a waste of a good pair of tights :(
    GirlyLisaTG GirlyLisaTG 26-30, T 4 Responses Mar 15

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    The internet is a great thing but there needs to be tighter laws on what people can do. I don't believe that sharing photos makes them public property. I also don't believe anyone...
    kellyloveslife kellyloveslife 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I'm so happy now, my step sister took me shopping for my own tights and bodysuits, now I have a lot, in different colors and shapes
    plastickid plastickid 13-15, M a week ago

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    Weak & powerless I want to let the whole world know that the reason or the cause for all my sufferings and ordeals in life were caused by my own family who do not sound like my...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    People love to start arguments about this. Something about my disregard for society's ideals threatens them. I don't know if the concept of living in the wild bothers them because...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Hi My support worker at Webb house supported housing for people with mental health issues has been forcing things on me since I moved in there such as getting my grey coloured The...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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