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I Woke Up Over 40 With No Money, Job, Career Path

This Group Includes People Who Are Starting All Over Again Later in Life 43 People

    40: Working, But Broke

    Never, ever, ever thought this could be possible for me or any other college grad. After a a round of layoffs during the Recession, I now work full time in my chosen field. The problem is that wages are lower than I would have expected pre-recession and food/housing/energy...
    bigkidsitter bigkidsitter 70+ 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    Wouldn't life be more enjoyable if we could all just make money doing the things we love to do? But isn't that what it all comes down to in the end? Money? Money should never be a...
    shesonlyhappyinthesun shesonlyhappyinthesun 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Yes. There were a few jobs I wanted. I'm still not working and never have worked. Sadly, my social phobia is crippling. And I'm hated by the world. During high school I wanted to...
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    I have a lot of different passions. I always put a lot of time and energy into what I do, even if it isn't my ideal job. As I'm getting toward my thirties I'm struggling with money...
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I was raised Roman Catholic, my husband had baptist / Roman Catholic influences growing up. I guess you could say we've leaned towards Christianity, but don't have any faith in the...
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    That is my dream job. Just leave me alone with a book for a few hours, ask me how it is, I say good and you write me a check. My career path.
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    Here is a long story made very short: My husband, who I love with all my heart and soul and have been with for 17 years, married for 13 of those years, said "I love you, but I'm...
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    When I started my first year of college, I was unsure what to major in. I knew I enjoyed office work, but wanted something with good pay. After speaking to one of the counselors...
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    I'm 18 and never had a job before. When I was in high school I wouldn't get home till around 4. We got out at 3:20 and I took the bus. I was always the last stop. And I also didn't...
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