(Closed) Not really wedding related, but I'm SOOOO tired of being broke…

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We aren’t in as bad a situation but I feel your pain! I’m graduating in may and I vacant wait to start working and have some so pending money. My FI thankfully has a great job but he was unemployed Or doing temp jobs for the last two years before this job. It will be better soon!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I feel your pain as I’m actually working but because of how my job works won’t be getting paid till May, and haven’t gotten a salary in a long time.

I have no advice other than: it’ll be fine!

 

I really like to shop and that doesn’t help. What I do is that when I’m dying for something new, if I haven’t been spending over what’s budgeted, I give myself something small, like a 5 dollar nail polish or something like that.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I feel your pain.. I graduated HS in 07 and also went straight to college.. I graduated in 2011 but got a degree I love but is basically useless without a masters.. After graduation I went straight into graduate school which was a great decision for my future BUT has me BROKE. I owe like 30 grand in college loans (yikes) and haven’t worked in over a year (I was working part time when I started my masters but the job was seasonal and ended). Luckily, I have been living with my parents and basically living bill free (minus gas, personal stuff and insurance). But now that I am moving in with FI (after our wedding in 2 weeks, I feel bad about having no money). FI understands and doesn’t mind “supporting me” for a few months (I graduate in May and hope to find a job ASAP) but we are going to be beyond broke.. He is a teacher (and this is only his second year so his pay SUCKS) and is paying of students loans and in graduate school.. so we are going to be on a tight, tight budget until I get a job.. and I feel bad living off him and him having to give up the “Extras” he could afford because of me (I don’t even have money to pay for gas/personal stuff at this point).

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@SouthernGirl:  I’m a tv writer and I work by the contract, usually about 5 months making a bunch of money, and live of off that money until I get a new job, which sometimes is immediately and sometimes is not for a long time. And when I start working I usually dont’ get paid for the first time time for a couple months, before I start getting paid regularly

Post # 8
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4372 posts
Honey bee

Have you thought about applying for government assistance? It may be something that can help you make ends meet.

Post # 9
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301 posts
Helper bee

@bebero:  Do you have trouble making ends meet between jobs? Not that I am advocating this, but my BF’s former roommate is in the same situation. Every year when the season ends, he goes on unemployment. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee

@SouthernGirl:  That’s too bad. Check out the food banks anyway. Even if you don’t qualify for their food programs, they will often have lower cost grocery stores and lower priced foods that anyone can use.

Post # 12
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@FisherQueen:  So far, I only ran out of money once. I took a loan from my mom and returned the money to her with the next paycheck. I hope it doesn’t happen again!

Post # 13
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7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I know the feeling. I’m so sick of being a student… I want to make a real wage! I’m so sick of buying the super cheap basics food, and getting all my shoes on ebay. I have been a bit naughty recently, but I think it’s rebellion against this being broke stuff…

Just a few more months… for both of us!

Post # 14
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4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I totally hear you. I’m a teacher and make pennies and my husband just began in a career that can be very profitable, but so far he hasn’t made any money yet because he has to generate business and get contracted. I know things will pick up for us, but many months we also have to choose between eating and paying our bills or putting gas in our cars. 

Post # 15
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2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I totally get it! I went right to university after high school, completed my BA (4 years), had a year off where I worked at random jobs, started my masters and dropped it (hated it!). Now I’m in a 3 year advanced college program, racking up the student loans while also trying to plan a wedding, help pay for house renos, and start saving for kids… Bahhh!!! Absolutely sick of being a broke student!

Post # 16
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67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I totally relate.  I come from a low-middle income family and had to get student loans for my BA and law school which was 3 years so basically 7 years of student loans= close to $40,000.  Two of which have gone to collection agencies and I have to save up lump sums so that I can make a deal with them.

We also need to save money for our wedding, we’re looking at $6000 or so for September of this year.  I just moved in with my fiance this month which saves me $1350 in rent which I am going to save up for the wedding and hopefully a bit for the loans.

Also my father is currently unemployed and looking to take a course which will cost about $1200 which I’ve volunteered to pay for (nobody else in the family will be able to afford to pay for it and it’s pretty much a job guarantee when u finish the course)

So money is tight and I don’t spend anything on myself really, no shopping etc… just trying to put away as much as possible.  In the past month I’ve been able to put away $2500 so I am doing pretty good. 

Big hugs go out to you!! don’t worry there were days in law school when I didn’t even have $5 in my pocket for weeks on end but made it somehow, you’ll be ok. Wish you all the best!!

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