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I Live On a Tight Budget

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 88 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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    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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    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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    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 19-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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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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    NO $$$

    One Job + Three kids = No $$$
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3, 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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    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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    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 19-21, F Dec 28, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    My husband and I budget well. I'm the driving force behind it because money equals security to me. I am always saying to him: save, save, save! Today I went to the grocery store...
    girlfriday5 girlfriday5 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Blimey! I am amazed at the number of 'views' that I get on my posts! ... my last post has clocked over 100 and I'd barely posted it! ...and I thank you humbly and sincerely for...
    dambust3r dambust3r 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Okay I made a friend this year and we really love One Direction. We are now raising money because it's so expensive. But my mom doesn't like the fact that I nearly know her. And...
    AngelsAgainstUs AngelsAgainstUs 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a couple months away from turning 30 and it's something I've been dreading for some time. I was always told that gay life ends at 30 and if you're still single it's pretty much...
    gfhq2002 gfhq2002 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'll post another childhood memory. As a reminder, I really loved wearing tights as a child and would find anyway possible to play in them. One way I played in my tights was to...
    tightsman88 tightsman88 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    As a young teenager, I'd already developed an intense attraction to tights-- the opaque black tights that the pretty girls at school wore with their short tunics. I longed to see...
    Tightsgirl Tightsgirl 46-50, T 1 Response Jan 6

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    Gun Ownership and Muslim Extremism in the light of the Horrible Tragic Sydney Siege...... (this note was first written on Dec 17th in another group..) Over night, one of the...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Jan 12

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    Born and raised in California. Sometimes wish I lived somewhere else. I haven't met anyone on here from California yet. It would be co to talk to someone that's from the same time...
    TimidGrl01 TimidGrl01 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    A wise woman once said "**** this ****" then I lived happily ever after. The End
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Okay so what happened was last night around 10 pm I was with my friend and we were outside heading to the convenient store to go and get some food to eat while we watch some movies...
    SaarahCarisse SaarahCarisse 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Some months ago, I decided that I was going to bleach out a pair of my favorite tan tights - to white. Weird thing happened - they turned canary yellow! Damn, I thought, and...
    dambust3r dambust3r 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I love being out in public in daring androgynous outfits, and I have a very strong desire to show off my legs in black tights and tall women's boots. Finally had the chance...
    Tightsgirl Tightsgirl 46-50, T 1 day ago

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    ... C'mon fellas... if a few more of you were like me and took the bull by the horns and wore your skirts and tights (pantyhose) out and about we would be seen as normal. I give it...
    dambust3r dambust3r 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I'm male and married,and about a month ago when it was mega cold(i work outside)my wife of all people suggested I try a pair of tights,not hers though.so after abit of research on...
    Medog Medog 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Tights and Pantyhose... Men wearing: Hi to all! I have two little points to share with you today... The first is about the 'Denier' of tights/pantyhose. I know many of you will...
    dambust3r dambust3r 46-50, M Jan 14

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    ....BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: (I'd read this if I were you). ..doubt I'll get many hearts for this but you'll think... ! Many of you (us) openly wear tights (pantyhose) in...
    dambust3r dambust3r 46-50, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love that my jeans are getting tighter and tighter each day. Hopefully soon I can pop a button off :)
    Skinnytofat Skinnytofat 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    Check out these Awesom new Attention Tights I just bought and did a video review on YouTube Attention Tights Review part 1 of 2: http://youtu.be/QUuFvn6FDbM Part 2 will be up...
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    So over the summer I bought a second pair of jeans and they both fit pretty well. Naturally with me loving my belly I kept on gaining weight. I could always fit into the jeans...
    ILoveMyFat ILoveMyFat 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I love buying tights and often go into M&S to buy sheer to waist tights and a lycra body then put them on in the toilets and walk out while enjoying such a rush throughout.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 6

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    ...went shopping with DD this morning in Avignon. I wore a black denim 12" Mini-skirt, red polo shirt, black boots and 40 denier sheer black tights. (see my pics "most recent...
    dambust3r dambust3r 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I love to wear my stockings or my tights, I love how it feels on my legs. But what I love most is seeing a guy get hard over me wearing my stockings. So if you love a girl who...
    Thegirlnextdoor12 Thegirlnextdoor12 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    Guys and Galls, Pantyhose and Tights wearers alike! Take a look at this blog at legstyle.blogspot.com a lot of cute post and videos about tights.
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M Jan 7

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    today I reviewed Boot Tights by L'eggs Back in Black, Boot Tights by L'eggs: http://youtu.be/ubimr8-VH0Y
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M Jan 12

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    Hello to all! Yesterday we had our Camping car neighbours over for lunch. During our French/English conversations I mentioned how many Women complimented me on my legs back in...
    dambust3r dambust3r 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I'm wearing footless ️Tights with argyle leg style :) they are so comfortable and warm I love them! And I'm wearing a pad with my Tights :P it feels good to wear pads
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    As a cross dresser, I am curious and excited to wear any girl clothes that I come upon. So one day, I snuck into my mom's room. And I grabbed 2 pairs of tights, one pair was black...
    TheRebel28 TheRebel28 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This motorcycle trip might now be described as a coming-of-age, last-fling-of-youth story or some such thing, but I just saw it as another adventure with a good buddy. I was, and...
    SammySamps SammySamps 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It is so cold today! Wish I could just sit on the couch wearing tights and drinking hot cocoa.
    somedude5 somedude5 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    This may be strange to some people but I like being chubby. I love the feeling of feeling bigger, heavier, softer, and jiggly in my belly. When I put on older jeans they are tight...
    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M Jan 2

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    Did some shopping for running tights at the Factory Outlet Stores near Portland yesterday. It is neat to see that some of the "big players" such as Nike and Under Armour coming out...
    chantelletv2 chantelletv2 41-45, T 3 Responses Jan 2

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    This combo is a breathtaking photo :) please tell me you aren't stunned by the legs in tights and the feet in ballet flats :D and I'm a guy in those items :* tell me what you think...
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I haven't had a tight hug for a long time. But whenever my best friend hugged me, it felt amazing.
    dilbert467 dilbert467 13-15, M Jan 2

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    I like slightly older women..with tights and heels. Mmm
    JamesLindberg JamesLindberg 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I to have been hooked by the allure of tights, I am 40 and have been wearing them since the age of 10, had my first O in them and try to wear them as often as possible along with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 4

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    Anyone interested in talking about tights hit me up.
    jeronimo1492 jeronimo1492 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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