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I Live On a Tight Budget

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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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    how to break your weekly grocery budget #579:

    "hey, I need to buy some razor heads for my gilette fusion" ...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response May 23

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    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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    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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    So I made a vow starting today to budget

    and get my finances together. I have started a planner to map out my meals, hopefully my new exercising routine, and finances. I'm trying to get my life together for the better.
    MaryAlias MaryAlias 22-25, F Jul 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's so hard to believe how many of us live in this situation. Nobody understands unless you live it. Things get so complicated when you've spent most of your life building a...
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    So I live in USA at the moment and I want to move to the UK because my boyfriend lives there and I love him so much but we do plan on moving to Canada when we have enough money so...
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    I live right in the middle of the UK. Have a look at my profile. If you live here too then please come and say Hi.
    richfor richfor 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    For the past 3 years, my life has felt something like a bad trip on a generous dose of acid. The difference is, when you're on acid it is at least possible to take comfort in the...
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    I enjoy shopping for tighty whities, gives me a real buzz looking for them. Most shops just sell boxer briefs. I have Sloggie slips, Ralph Lauren and my most comfortable are Farah...
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    I live in my head WAY too much. I haven't really gotten much sleep over the past 2 months because my mind won't let me relax. My mind just keeps racing all my stressful thoughts so...
    KeepItSimple98 KeepItSimple98 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'de really like to meet more people in the area I live. Pretty much worn out trying to find someone in person to chat with Over coffee. Anyone live in Naples Florida?
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    There is almost no better feeling than slipping into some seriously tight jeans, regardless of color, in the fall time. Favorite time of the year by far. Jeans, bonfires, cold...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses a week ago

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    I've always been very shy & introverted. I always preferred to live a solitary life. I never went out with friends or did anything fun. I was a homebody. I found every excuse not...
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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    They try to take me every day. I don't know how I live with Them, I just try to stay away. They takes my family one by one but, They can never seem to grasp me. I want to live...
    oliviawalter007 oliviawalter007 16-17, F Jul 20

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    I was a military daughter so I lived in a few different places. Texas till I was 6, Ohio till I was 9, Ireland till I was 13, Brazil till I was 16, then back to the states in...
    KittyCatCarly KittyCatCarly 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I haven't posted in a long while, but my mind has been clouded with many thoughts about my future and life as a whole. I'm worried about my future. I'm worried about how things are...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Since the age of 10 I have always wanted to live in a fantasy world with the characters in the shows games and movies I watch but there is always that feeling like when you go on a...
    dreamer1321levi dreamer1321levi 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Not sure what the world is coming to. I feel like a wild animal that's been raised in captivity and taught to perform circus tricks in exchange for food and shelter. I just want to...
    Wildernesslover1 Wildernesslover1 31-35, F Jul 17

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    I know that suicide isn’t allowed in Christianity. But I have already failed God. I am already a walking sin. I’m nothing worth saving. I’m nothing worth pitying. I am...
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    I live in Vancouver , Wa the city where in 1937 a Russian plane had landed . The massive single-engine ANT-25 parked on the Army Air Corps field. Pilot Valery Chkalov, co-pilot...
    Kindmama Kindmama 46-50, F Jul 15

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    Every day I wake up determined to live. Some days, this looks like a lot of naps and snuggles with my daughter. Some days, like today, we visit the beach and with oxygen in tow we...
    beachesandsunshine121 beachesandsunshine121 26-30, F Jul 15

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    My Sexy Secret!!I love wearing my jeans as tight as possible and I have discovered that women's jeans give my that perfect painted-on look which is like wearing a second skin. Guys...
    leatherman2 leatherman2 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I posted on another related subject to the wearing of pantyhose or tights as we used to call them back in the UK. It seems that as a middle aged woman I am in the minority...
    Lilly500 Lilly500 46-50 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I was at karate last night and the workout made me sweat so bad my pants were quite wet. The problem with our pants is that even when dry you can tell if you look close enough...
    brianboi brianboi 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 14

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