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I Live On a Tight Budget

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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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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 13, 2015

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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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    how to break your weekly grocery budget #579:

    "hey, I need to buy some razor heads for my gilette fusion" ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 23, 2015

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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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    I won't go into all of the details

    but in 2006 my wife became disabled and our household income dropped by around $30K. She has since received long term disability pay from her employer and from the government but at a LOT less than her previous income. We had to file bankruptcy or lose our home, car(s), and...
    MenOnABudget MenOnABudget 56-60, M Jan 13

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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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    My mortgage weighs me down.

    I'm so scared of this giant debt. I live so cheaply in order to make extra payments, but it's never enough! I don't want to live like this for the next decade.
    UrbanSWF UrbanSWF 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2015

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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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    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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    mafuccin mafuccin 22-25, F Oct 9, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    i can not resist stealing woman's tights , every time i see a pair of tights hanging out to dry or folded up in a pile of washing i take them. how do i stop doing this ?
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    I start off the day in my tightest jeans. After some time passes, I take them off and put them in the dryer for about 45 minutes on high heat. At the same time I try to squeeze...
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    I love tights,either hanging on someones washing line,on a women's legs,on my legs they are sexy cool fun to wear.i wish I could wear them everytime I go out...I'd love to show...
    duranie duranie 36-40, M Feb 1

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    yes I love them nice and tight too they feel better this way
    JTurner2002 JTurner2002 13-15, F Jan 31

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    I was born in Australia, and I have fall Australian accent. In Australia, I live on the Gold Coast, a beautiful city. It has awesome beaches, a phenomenal city, capital theme parks...
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    You Only Live Once, because there is so much to do in this life, and you only live once so you should try your best, do your best, and live your best. You should be as happy as you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 29

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    My new tights I bought the other day
    Pantyhosebaby Pantyhosebaby 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    About 2 years ago I was at a girlfriends house and I wanted to go to the toilet,so off I went,did my no2 and washed my hands..as I did this I noticed the clean washing on the shelf...
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    I remember my first pair of tights. They were Danskin ultra shimmery tights in light toast color . The look and feel were wonderful. Gotta love it; ))
    NylonKath NylonKath 46-50 Jan 27

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    Got a lot trips soon... But I also need to think on how to save my money. The thing is... I'm worried about my finances. Got to control myself from spending too much now. I...
    PurpleMarj PurpleMarj 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    And I often do just that. I work in a business casual environment. Most people wear jeans with some kind of casual work shoes. Normally, I would wear a navy blue colored sock...
    BizSuitStacy BizSuitStacy 51-55, T 2 Responses Jan 26

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    And I often do just that. I work in a business casual environment. Most people wear jeans with some kind of casual work shoes. Normally, I would wear a navy blue colored sock...
    BizSuitStacy BizSuitStacy 51-55, T 3 Responses Jan 26

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    I always had loved them. Especially I had given big tight hugs in my early years to my childhood-best friends, two girls, who are sisters to each other. So tight that they couldn't...
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    Pulling the trigger Our marriage is over. Not only could you poke me with a fork, the thing that is being poked is now charcoal. A pneumatic drill couldn't poke it. My husband...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 46-50, F 13 Responses Jan 25

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    I live in New York. DISCLAIMER: I don't live, and have never lived in NYC. I live in an aging old *** town full of trees and birds using Lusi Arnendez (from I Love Lucy) as a money...
    YesCrazy YesCrazy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    It is cold and snowing out so I am at work wearing my black tights under my jeans.
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 1 Response Jan 23

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    Tight shorts Tight pants/Tights Tight skirts Tight jeans Where should be begin? c:
    iiTetraLoh iiTetraLoh 18-21, F Jan 23

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    When I get a chance to I will! But it also depends if I'm going out xD Most of the times I wear tights at home because my panty line is obvious ._. Can I have some thick tights...
    iiTetraLoh iiTetraLoh 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I just moved out of my old trailer at the beginning of the month. I'd moved there to get away from the college campus housing, and the incessant parties and loud music. The place...
    QuinS QuinS 36-40, T Jan 22

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    In life I often take the road less travelled Life is to short not to reach into your gut and pull out who and what you are Life is to live death is to die, And till my last...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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    Although I used to be very embarrassed at how much my belly made an imprint on my shirts, I think I'm starting to like it. The tightness makes me feel even fatter than i already am...
    PiggieCutie PiggieCutie 13-15, F Jan 22