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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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