How are YOU getting by in this time of financial depression?

United States
May 17, 2010 6:29pm CST
currently i am a college student that is trying to make some money in my free time, hence me joining mylot :) but i am also self employed. it seems that in todays economy the only jobs available are given to someones brother or sister or other family member of a current employee. i have looked for a job and 9 times out of 10 you have to know someone in management in order to get that job. i am curious as to what all of you guys/gals are doing to pay bills? have you had to get a second job? or cut back on some things you liked to do but they cost too much now?
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• United States
17 May 10
Good luck with earning some extra cash online. It is sometime a frustrating task, but if you stick with it you can surely succeed.
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• United States
17 May 10
thanks francisco! i have just started playing around on this website and honestly have no idea what im doing :/ so far i have made 2 pennies lol any suggestions?
• United States
18 May 10
huh doing better than me I am at a penny putzing around though, I am on gather and side tick to though...
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• United States
18 May 10
this is the first website like this that i have become a part of. i like it so far, but i dont know anything about it. its still kinda unclear where the money is coming from, how much is a good amount and how do i make that, and any general knowledge about these kinds of websites really... :/
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
18 May 10
Well, our family has actually been quite lucky during this difficult time. My husband is the bread winner in our family and he has worked for the same company for the past eleven years. Last year they did cut out their overtime so we did go through a time where we were struggling quite a bit, but we were able to get through that time of trouble by consolidating our credit card debt and we started to actually get to the point where we were spending less money than what we were spending. Then, I've babysat some and I've also joined a couple of online sites so that I could earn some extra money so we could have little luxuries in life.
• Philippines
18 May 10
Im at first year at college ,i can see that sometimes my parents are struggling to pay our bills,water,electricity, i tried to go to some networking company but they are asking me to give money so i pull my self away from it,,not im planning to go to any restaurant to get some job cause i want to help my parents out
• United States
18 May 10
all of the above really its kind of scary!