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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 41 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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    Hello everyone, I am grateful to know that I'm not alone. I am 48, Married to the most understanding Lady in the world, no kids cause we couldn't have any and never employed long...
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    I am 27 and I have Dyscalculia which basically means I suck at math, time management, and distances. Anything with math and I'm lost. I have my massage license and recently I just...
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    emmacla emmacla 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Here I am writing this. A month as passed since my last job and yet the words I use to express the feelings that I do I cannot comprehend. My eyes don't seem to open to the same...
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