I Struggle Financially

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    Social Security Gives Me A Royal Pain

    Since April, I have been dealing with Social Security. They have been siphoning my Medicare payment from my check. This despite the fact that I refused the Medicare; I am only 58. They sent me a form with instructions to complete and send back. I received it on Friday and mailed...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2013

    Money's Too Tight to Mention

    Even I have to cut back on non-essential spending. So far, I'm still able to afford the essentials and stay out of debt. Lucky me!
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    18-21
    7 Responses Feb 22, 2009

    I Struggle Financially B/c of My Financially Irresponsible Husband

    I hate my husband. He is so irresponsible with financial matters. I don't mean careless spending like buying a Wii system w/o thinking it through. But he just started working again, and wasted his unemployment money on weed and alcohol. Now he's working again, and he's doing...
    dogloverapril dogloverapril
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2009

    All the time. It is like I can never catch a

    break. I have been without a car since February. I have a 2 year old daughter and we have to walk everywhere just to make sure we have what we need. I just thank God that I can do that. I hate to admit it but I have slumped so low that I actually made a gofundme account even...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 18, 2014

    We Have Good Jobs

    Me and my husband have what everyone labels as "Good Jobs" and yet we live paycheck to paycheck if we're lucky, some weeks we have to decide what payment is more important, the car payment, or car insurance? We were so close to foreclosure, but thankfully with our tax...
    Plum Plum
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 27, 2008

    WaMu Fails, and Lies to People Just Days Before

    Like millions of Americans, I was shocked to hear of the failure of Washington Mutual on Thursday, September 26th. With nearly $400 Billion US in assets, this was the single largest bank failure in the *history* of the United States. Saddened and with lots of questions (I am a...
    videodemon videodemon
    26-30, M
    Sep 26, 2008

    Anyone Else Trying to Get By?

    The day to day struggle to pay the bills and buy groceries leaves nothing for anything else. I'm so tired of never being able to go anywhere, do anything, take care of repairs, buy myself something. What I wouldn't give to take a vacation.
    ddnlj ddnlj
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2008
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