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Posted 2/25/16

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Nasirei wrote:

I'm poor, sorry.


What is with these drastic changes in your life. You reverse age and now you went from rich to poor. Never trust genies.


The truth is, no one is real!
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Nasirei wrote:


52infinity wrote:


Nasirei wrote:

I'm poor, sorry.


What is with these drastic changes in your life. You reverse age and now you went from rich to poor. Never trust genies.


The truth is, no one is real!


What are you on, and tell me when you come down off it.
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Nasirei wrote:


52infinity wrote:


Nasirei wrote:

I'm poor, sorry.


What is with these drastic changes in your life. You reverse age and now you went from rich to poor. Never trust genies.


The truth is, no one is real!


Seriously what are you on and where can I find it?
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I just adjust. My family was poor throughout most of my childhood. We squeezed into middle class during my mid-teens, but I can hardly forget. Granted, I didn't realize it at the time, but my childhood has me feeling largely content without many luxuries.
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IShouldBeStudying wrote:

get a small loan of a million dollars



I feel ya bro. When you're depressed it's difficult to pick yourself up and motivate yourself to do well in school. I'm kinda on road.
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There is a difference between being broke and being poor - broke is temporary and poor is eternal. Robert Kiyosaki
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The plus side to being poor all my life is that, now that I'm in college, is that now I get all the scholarships~
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CherryDynamite8 wrote:

The plus side to being poor all my life is that, now that I'm in college, is that now I get all the scholarships~


Keep up the good work, and don't lose your scholarships ^_^ I have a friend who lost a big scholarship after first year, and it sucked
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Posted 2/26/16

avantgardek wrote:


CherryDynamite8 wrote:

The plus side to being poor all my life is that, now that I'm in college, is that now I get all the scholarships~


Keep up the good work, and don't lose your scholarships ^_^ I have a friend who lost a big scholarship after first year, and it sucked


Thanks~! ^-^ I'm a junior and got straight A's my first two years, so I should be alright.
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Ive been lower middle class my whole life so I guess im used to it but I strive to claw my way up the economic ladder and start my plan to bring my family a bit of wealth.
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I hate spending money, even when I have money and I know I can easily afford something, I don't buy it as I really hate spending money. I like money, and I love buying thinks I like, i just hate spending it. So I guess thats how I handle it, I don't like spending money so when I have little to spend I don't buy much of anything.
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Debt collectors called the house, and my neighbors in attempt to contact me. I had to determine which bills were priority to pay first. Even getting to a job interview was a crisis. Cheap Ramen noodles were breakfast, lunch and dinner for me.



Other than the job interview part (I had a job), I've been there as well. Fortunately, I didn't have to eat nothing but cheap ramen (bought around 40 dry ramen packs for $6, on sale at the time) for more than a couple/few months. Caused the situation myself, by overextending my finances, though. Ended up going into my work and telling my employers I wanted a raise, even told them what amount I wanted, which was over a 50% raise. They said they'd think about it and later gave me the raise, which helped immensely in getting out of the situation. I would have gotten out anyway, but it would have taken longer. They didn't really have much choice in the matter though, even the amount I requested was still highly undervaluing my work, and my leaving would have been very hard on the place.

Glad that it worked out for you.

I attempted to ask my former employer for a 10% raise and they laughed in my face. A month later I found a new job offering 30% more.
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My family was really destitute for a time, and even now it isn't very well off. It really sucks, and poverty is a hard thing to break out of.

For a long time, I didn't just worry about not having internet or a phone or the things I wanted. I had to worry about having a place to live, running water, electricity, food... It wasn't always the case, but much the time it was.

Truth be told, though, it never bothered me that much. I understand that it isn't a good thing, and wouldn't wish such a situation on anyone, but I was always pretty content with it all.
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