do you ever lack of money to do things you like ?

China
June 14, 2007 1:40am CST
do you have this kind of experience ? when you want to buy something you found you could not affort it . when you have a good dinner in a good restaurant, you found you don't have enough money to pay the bills ? when you want to docorate your house, you have no extra money to make it look better ? I have above expericne, and it make me feel so bad. I earn so little and I could not affort experisive things for my life. and my boyfriend even could not earn more than me. so we live in a poor condition . when this happened on me, I feel so bad. do you have this kind of experience ? if yes, how you deal with this condition ?
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@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
14 Jun 07
Lack of funds to fulfill your ambitions -buy up what all things you want - seek a decent and comfortable living for you and your family ...these are but a few of the things that cause quite a lot of worries when you do not have sufficiently enough money .
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
14 Jun 07
yup. these are just a few of the consequences we all are facing because we lack money. but life does not end there. we fight and work harder because we have hopes and we want to reach those dreams of ours. those are just but challenges to make us work better and dream higher... anne
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
15 Jun 07
well, yes... definitely yes... there are so many things that i want to do but i just don't have the money to do it... like travelling... i'm not into buying stuffs and i don't really like to have luxurious items... but i do really want to travel... well, but i am always grateful to God for what i have now and try to be contend with what He had given to me... i don't consider myself as poor as there are so many people out there whose lives are more misfortunate than me... so i think i am doing OK as all my basic needs already been fulfilled... just have to be patient and i believe God will open up more ways for me as long as i keep my faith in Him...
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@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
15 Jun 07
Yes, especially recent days. Now I quit my job, and I can't earn enough money online. So now I quite lack money. I have to save money for my living. Then I can't buy lots of things that I usually buy when I have a job. Do you have a job in real life? Are you satisfied with it? How much money do you earn online per month/ I can earn only $10 a month. It is too little for my living. I have no referral here. How do you increase referral here?
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@tamikotan (483)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
I feel bad when I want to buy something and I don't have enough cash available. I really feel frustrated. But in a way, I try to look on the bright side. I used to ask for "signs" wether I should buy things or not. If there was an item that I liked but I did not have the money to pay for, I take it as a sign that I should hold it off. That is how I see things so that I don't get too affected.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I'm trying to get all our debt paid, so I'm not spending any extra right now. I'm sorry you're in that situation. Maybe by doing some of the internet programs, like mylot, you will be able to get some extra money to do some of the things that you want to do.
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• Canada
14 Jun 07
This is a really good topic. I never have enough money to do anything I want. LOL so I have to save and save to get it. I dont' put myself in a situation to be out for dinner and not have enough money to pay. But I did go to the bank one time and put money on my visa because I was traveling out of the country for two days and didnt' want to carry cash. I did not know that the money didn't go to my account right away that it would take 24 hours or something like that. Well it was 22 hours later that I used my card and I was so shocked when it didn't go through..I kept trying because I couldn't believe it. Finally the person with me said I will use my card for you and you can pay me later. Now that was embarassing! I hate knowing that people are struggling finacially. Is there anyway you guys can tighten your budget so you can save a little bit to do something fun or buy something you want. I hope you can! We live in a world where I just dont' think it is right or nesessary for anyone to be poor or barely making it. Why can't thinks be more balanced in this life so everyone can enjoy some extra's in life. Shouldn't be just for the rich. I really dont' like that. What do you think?
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
14 Jun 07
yup. it happens to me most of the time. there are clothes and shoes and i really wanna buy but i just can't because i don't have the money to spend on them. or buy something for people i love but i don't have cash at all. especially now that our house needs repairing, i wanna have it repaired. but i can't since i don't have the money to have it started. i just feel so down and useless whenever i think about this. but well, life goes on. i am just hoping that i will be able to get through this and be able to raise the money for the house... there is always hope... anne
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@tsnadeer (89)
• India
14 Jun 07
Yes we will face such kind of situation in our life but by the proper money planning we can solve the lack of money in life ,we should realise our income that we are earning and set the expenses as we can
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@jmathen (112)
• India
14 Jun 07
Everyone wants different things in their lives and for each person the situation is different ! For me, I sometimes feel bad when I cant afford for something that I really want and thats what makes me work harder in life ! Presently I am working in an office which doesnt really pay that much, but along with the job I am studying a course which would definitely get me in a better position ! Its hard but as we say "If there is a will, there is a way"!!! I believe that every problem has a solution and for me, I recognize what my problems are and I just try to find solutions.... I move forward optimistically and light is starting to shine a bit on my darker side !!!!!!!
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• United States
14 Jun 07
I face this problem a lot. I don't make enough, nor do I have enough support to always get what I want, but I'm no longer a kid that always has to have things their way. I'm able to get over it rather quickly. I may be a bit angry over not being able to get it, but that's life. I just focus on something else and remind myself that I probably didn't need it anyway. That, and if I did get it, I'd probably tire of it and it would just take up space. I find that waiting for an object you really want is better than just buying it right away because you realize it's really not that important.
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
14 Jun 07
I constantly live like this. There is lot's of stuff I'd like to do with or for my family, but know we can't afford to. There are times it feels as though we are just getting ahead and something happens and we have another big bill to pay. I think this worries me more than it does my wife, she says we eat well, have a roof over our heads, and clothes on our back! Yes, we do, but I'd like more for my family. Still, what it really does come down to is the fact we have our loved ones, and our health, and if we can keep laughing and smiling, things really don't seem so bad!
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I too deal with this. My husband is the only one working right now and he has the only income. He makes enough to literally cover our bills and any living exspenses. So when one of my darling children come up to me and ask me if i can buy then something i have to tell them that we cant. That is what breaks my heart. Not so much that i ever want to do anything and dont have the money to do it but the kids want things that i dont have the money to buy. When i was working it was a little better but not by much, i could get them a few little things here and there then but now it is a no go until i find a job.
@surveygrrl (1271)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Quite often. Sometimes it is hard to make ends meet. I had to dig into the piggy bank over our t.v. to pick up a couple things for lunch. I try to put all my change in there so that we have something when nothing is left. I have found that simple things around the house can make a big difference. Have you been to the flea market? Maybe selling some of your things and buying a few new things could spruce up the place. I lucked out and got a free entertainment center and use it in my kitchen. Such a difference!
@venshida (4839)
• United States
15 Jun 07
That is common occurence at my home lately, It is a horrible experience. I cannot tell the last time I brought something for myself or eat at a nice restaurant. I only hope things turn around soon because things were better a year ago so I am sure things will turn around.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
14 Jun 07
all the time! but we do a lot of stuffs that are free...like going to the beach n the library and stuff like that... eh, we learn to live with it and well it teaches the kids the meaning of a buck.
@didioo (7)
• United States
14 Jun 07
yes I do I want to fix my trailer and I have to do it a little at a time because I don't have enough money to do it all at once and it is driving me crazy because I can't do it all at once.
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I am always in lack of money,but I hope to change that.It would be nice if I could find the things I need in here,to change it.I am following things on making money,lets hope it works out.