I Worry About Money All The Time

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 228 People

    So I'm not sure if it'll help to ask here

    but there's nothing to lose. Well years ago my dad and uncle signed a contract without reading it, and found themselves in debt. It's a huge number and when my mom told me about it she told me that the people who made the contract were thieves. And since that time my father is...
    Crystal1999 Crystal1999
    16-17, F
    Nov 2, 2015

    Really need money! Please help.

    Every dollar counts.
    JordanJessie JordanJessie
    18-21, F
    May 22, 2014

    Unfortunately, I can't really offer any ray of

    light at the end of the tunnel. But I do want you to know you are not alone! One month ago, we had a vehicle accident that was not our fault. We were the middle car. Because we owed more on the car than the fair market value, we will owe approx $3k on a car we are no longer...
    Fallen80Angel Fallen80Angel
    36-40, F
    Jan 25, 2014

    Superwomen

    Being independent was always somthing I strived for, and it was strongly encouraged by my parents. In my early teens I learned the right way to do laundry, clean the house throughly, care for my belongings, and little by little I paid my own bills. I never had very much trouble...
    alisaxo91 alisaxo91
    18-21, F
    Mar 22, 2012

    Money And Life

    Well, here I am at 56 years of age and unemployed. The reason is I was laid off of a job I moved across the country for, loved it for one year, then had to move back home. It has been difficult to adjust to being home because I said goodbye to the midwest. Now here I am and I...
    catstevens56 catstevens56
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2010

    I need to get out of my head.

    My husband and I, like thousands of other people, are not considered ‘middle class.’ We don’t have nearly enough gross income. But, we are just enough above the poverty line to get any assistance whatsoever. Again, like thousands of others. So, stands to reason, I...
    Natesbabydoll Natesbabydoll
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014

    I Do, Even When

    I don't neccessarily need to.  I am not like really thrifty, you know like a penny pincher, but I try to always be aware of how much I am spending, and how much I am buying, and I am always worried if I will have enough money to cover if I ever had an emergency or an...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2010

    I feel so awful when people spend money on me,

    whether its relatives or friends or boyfriends. Anything from using up gas, buying me food, going to the mall and buying clothes, etc. just makes me feel ****** and spoiled rotten. I am a really undeserving person and I feel like I am deceiving other people when they think...
    comp0sur3 comp0sur3
    18-21, F
    Jun 13, 2014

    Alone

    It's hard not to. My dad refuses to help me with almost everything and I'm not allowed to get a job, nor do I have time for one. My boyfriend buys me a lot of things because I can't afford them, but it makes me feel guilty that I can't get him things too..
    Amay408 Amay408
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2010

    My grandmother has a piece of land worth 2

    million dollars. My family has lots of money, yes. But my parents have thrown all of it away. This rich grandparent is on my mothers side and has always given money to my mother. My mother has always given it to my father, who throws it away. He lost 700000 dollars and made out...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive
    16-17, F
    Aug 4, 2014

    I don't have a job, I get money from the

    government to "live on" but it's not much, which means I still have to live at home, and I always worry about spending too much money, it's not until your parents stop paying for things, that you realise how expensive things are, I almost only buy things if they have a reduced...
    Xeniabolton Xeniabolton
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    I was raised with the ideals

    that i should be impeccably independent by the age of 18 by my mother. I find it so difficult to accept payments from others, even if it's a loan. I always want to work myself to death, because if i do not work hard, i slack. I need to be on the go constantly. But i lack a...
    mariatheresae mariatheresae
    18-21, F
    Nov 24, 2014

    What To Do...

    I was never a good saver but since getting married 8 years ago it is a constant struggle. We both work full-time but there never seems to be any money left after we pay rent. I am sick and tired of being the one that worries about stuff. He spends money as soon as it hits his...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2010
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