I haven’t worked for someone in over three years. Here recently I applied to a job that offered $13 per hour, however, once I realized I’d be stuck at an office for forty hours per week, I told myself I’d just continue delivering for UberEats instead.But even when I was an employee, I still lived paycheck to paycheck. When I owned my own business, I lived client to client. And now that I deliver for Uber, I live deposit to deposit. Click To Tweet
When does the repeated cycle of struggling end? Or does it?
Living in poverty sucks. Especially when every bill is overdue, you have to rob Peter to pay Paul, you work your ass off seven days a week and you’re still barely getting by.
Some people don’t know how good they have it being able to pay their bills all at once. If this is you, be grateful.
When my money isn’t right, I can’t even focus. I’m all off balance. Worried, stressed and thinking of how I can make it out of this hell hole.
It’s an overwhelming feeling.
A lot of folks say, “You need to stop spending money. You need to learn how to save. You need to lower your bills. You need to go back to school.” Yet, it doesn’t seem to be that simple.
I’m not the type who goes on luxury vacations, who buys $600 handbags to impress the crowd, who buys flashy jewelry, etc. So what am I spending my money on?
Yes, I do like to eat out but why is it not okay to eat what you have a taste for?
Going back to school isn’t ideal because I’ve already racked up $50,000 of school loan debt. So, you want me to rack up $100,000 worth of debt just to say I have a degree? Please.
Lower my bills? What a complete joke. What I have is what I need. I’m not giving up the roof over my head, I’m not sitting in the dark, I’m not giving up my car because I need reliable transportation. I already live without cable and internet. What more does society want from me?
Thanks for allowing me to vent.
If you’re in the same situation, I’m going to sprinkle some positivity on your life.
All I can say is, INCREASE YOUR INCOME. Yep, that’s your best bet. Create multiple streams and sources so you can receive checks from every direction. Maybe then you’ll be able to save, once you have enough to do so.