Stressing Over Money

United States
April 20, 2009 9:48am CST
Do you stress about not having enough money to pay the bills at the end of each month? What do you do to get enough money to pay bills if you don't have it? As you can tell i do stress about not having enough money to pay the bills each month since i am unemployed and always looking to get some extra cash each month and i am always looking for a job to get and keep.
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4 responses
@mira91 (988)
• Singapore
22 Apr 09
Well, for me thank goodness i don't use a phone plan cz then i'd have to worry about the bills too,l i use prepaid and even those it has its limits unlike plans, it keeps a tab at how much i should fork out on my phone and usually i only pay $25 for $100 credit so i think it's worth it. Besides, even when i don't have bills to pay, i still have 2 major loans to pay off...So i'm stressing over how i'm gonna get tat money after i graduate...Looks like i won't be able to go to uni, cz i really have to pay it off first and it's never good to take up another loan when you already have one...=\ Boo hoo for me..
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Well when I didnt have a job a few years ago I use to stress about money because I was so bored and didnt have any money to have fun. But now I rarely get sressed about money unless if theres something I need like if my laptop breaks and I need a new one then ill get stressed out about money.
• United States
20 Apr 09
No I try not to stress myself over anything bill wise. I for one try to lower my bills anyway I can. Like my lights are off during the day time hours. I try to pay my bills in full and not have them lap over. I do my best to have all the money I need to pay them. I don't have food right now so I went scraping around my huse. I made bags to put on ebay as well. I have more bags I can make here and put online for reselling. Life is very hard for me right now. But,I don't want a stroke or heart attack ever.
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Yes, and the stress from it can really get to you and affect every aspect of your life if you let it. If it works on your health , then you may end up deeper in debt from medical expenses. I think you have to back up and regroup of what you need and what you want, find ways to save money and then you will feel accomplished when you are able to spread it a little thinner till you get back on your feet. Sometimes it helps if you can get a consolidation loan to cover a whole bunch of bills in one payment that may be less than what you currently pay per month. That is IF the interest doesnt put you further behind. A lot of times though if you have credit card debt, it can help to get on a fixed rate and get those paid off!!! Just don't go and get more of them!! Sometimes you can find little services you can do like clean houses or make something, or have a yard sale, or even pick up cans to get a little extra flowing till you can find something jobwise. Best of luck to you and hope something I said will help trigger some thoughts you have to help you out some!!