Short Of Money ....Better be short Lived

Thiruvananthapuram, India
September 30, 2007 11:13am CST
It is one hell of a life when you are really in short of financial resources to meet even your daily needs . It is as bad or good as a dead piece of block. Who wouldn't wish to live short when funds are not coming in to rescue you from such day today life's predicaments ?
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
30 Sep 07
You need to cut down to the bare minimum and budget your money in order to survive. Like they say... as long as there is hope... there is life. It is very much a question of survival while you wait to catch a break and make some money one way or another. You would be surprise on how little you can live on if you have to. It is very much a question of deciding what you really need in order to survive the hard times.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
30 Sep 07
well said I agree good thinking Robin
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
30 Sep 07
I have lived on a very small and little pension check for the past 6 years, and it is not going to get better, so rather than bemoan my life I work with what I have and make do, and live with in my financial means and if that requires me to do with out something until I can save up for it so be it. Life is far to short to even go into a depression because I can't have or do something for lack of money. My cup is always half full and occasionally even a bit more than half.
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• United States
30 Sep 07
And I see you are here, picking up a little extra cash and having some fun doing it. Good for you! There is nothing worse than hearing retired people or people who have a disability complain about lack of money, but they won't even try doing something like this to earn a little money. And these are people who own computers and have internet access. My next door neighbor is a perfect example of that. She's almost 70 years old and fell and broke her hip about a year and a half ago. She used to have a part time job until shortly before the accident. All she does is talk about how she wishes she could get a part time job and make some money. She has all the free time in the world to get online and do things like mylot and other money earning stuff, but when I tell her about these things, she has no interest. I get tired of hearing about how dire her situation is. I find it difficult to feel any sympathy for her.
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@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
30 Sep 07
Hi Sukumar, are things that bad with you that you are so depressed and, considering that no life is better than living in misery? At one point mostly all of us are in bad financial state, and many have lost everything, homes, cars, whatever they possessed before their financial crash. However, it definitely doesn't mean we should give it up, and die just because we are so "poor". Under such circumstances we usually get a genius idea, or somehow someone comes into our help and shows us the way how to get out of the hole we have fallen in. Keep going my friend, and do not succumb and give up now. You'll see that somehow there will be a way out for you, even maybe at the last minute :) TheFortunes
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
2 Oct 07
Well I have lived most of my Life like that and I am only just starting to get on my feet now I always say where there is a will there is a way it is hard but I have survived it
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• Kottayam, India
2 Oct 07
Use your money wisely like an economist.
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@vanities (11343)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Oct 07
yeah it is true, really money plays a great deal in our existince in this material world..but we can resolved it..budgeting is the key word and we must know what we need and not what we want in that scenario we can atleast i guess be relieved of that predicament..
@ashtraay (46)
• Pakistan
1 Oct 07
hi.I hope you will be fine.frend what i hav learnt from this life is that always look at the people who are below your status.who dont have the money to use this internet to pass time like you and me.if you will think like this you will always be happy
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• United States
1 Oct 07
I understand that. We've lost everything. For the past four years we've had to rely on his parents. His father passed away last week so just his mother now. Only now, we're finally able to care for her a little. Its a miserable life at times but its got to get better right, can't get much worse.
@runsgame (2034)
• India
1 Oct 07
this is the typical situation which every one faces daily . you cannot avoid . one day u are on positive side and one day at negative side. both are common to human beings . we need to parallel these two . please do not over excited when in positive and do not feeling hard of sad when u are in minus . god is there to help u at all times
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@johnlala (45)
• Nigeria
1 Oct 07
I totally agree this with you,I think this affected africans lot cos less are living below standard.....if riches can try to hear to the cry of this part of the world it will really be great. Thanks for this topic.
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@navtech (1776)
• India
1 Oct 07
Dear sukumar794, 30 years before I had no 10 paise to take a bus for an interview. That particular interview was very important to me. I walked more than 2 miles to reach the interview address. I was successful in my interview and got the job. Today I am financially well off but I do remember that day always.
@angel108 (570)
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
Having financial problem is not the end of the world.It is just one of the problems we need to solve.Be positive and resourceful and money will come.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 07
I'm always short of money, but I don't want to shorten my life. So as much as possible, I do not let the situation affect me. I'm lucky that I have supportive family and though I am living independently, I can still run back to my mom when I need something for daily sustenance.
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@sid556 (31006)
• United States
1 Oct 07
You need to be more specific here. I also struggle to make ends meet and always have. There were times that things were so bad, well, I don't even like to think about it but we did survive and we still are. I work hard and budget and we get by somehow. You have internet so you haven't hit rock bottom yet. right? I know it is stressful but you have to set limits and priorities. Food and shelter should be tops on the list.
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@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
money - cutting down on expenses is a good way to survive
Yeah I know how it feels. I hate it when that happens because I don't like borrowing money even from a credit card. So I just take radical measures to cut down on expenses. That's how I survive the tough times.
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@cblackink (969)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I'm not going to suggest you budget or cut down, because I don't know your circumstances. For all I know, there may not be anything left to "budget". But one important thing to remember is that everything is temporary, including your current situation. Circumstances change, sometimes very quickly and drastically. Also there are people who will help you if you need help, and some of them are strangers. I don't know if you have family who can help you, but that is another option. Also, just looking for ways to earn a little extra money always helps, even if it's not a lot in the beginning. Even if you only earn $10.00 a day, five days a week, that's $200.00 a month. Would that help you? It helps me and I can manage to do that online.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Sep 07
IF ya work aat it you can make more money ya have to work up to what ya want to be . and its hard work Blee Gates said. and he Quoted life is hard and it never is easy. Dont excpect to come our of school and start making 30,000$ a year ya have to work up to it and get in to a compnay that will train you and that you have room to grow.
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
30 Sep 07
This is a problem that many people have. Not enough money for the daily needs. It is a sad state of affairs indeed and many times it is because the person is too sick to work. However, there is always hope and one should not give up.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Sep 07
If you budgeted and cut down, then of course, you do not want to be short of money. Have you exhausted all your resources, are there no ways for you to earn more money and make a better living? I gather that you are using an internet cafe, since it is obvious that unless someone gave you a computer for free, or you are allowed to use the computer lab at school, college, university, or work, you cannot own a computer or an internet connection. I also suspect that you need to work at writing here to make something, for even a pittance is better than nothing. How did you wind up in this situation? Is there no one that can help, or no one that can help you? Maybe if you give us more details, then someone here can help you rather than the usual cut down, cut down, go without that is usually suggested.
• United States
3 Oct 07
I'm always short of money never can seem to make the ends meet