Being Broke is a Relative Thing

@norcal (3275)
Nevada City, California
October 1, 2016 7:22pm CST
Being broke is definitely a relative thing. I was working and had a paycheck every two weeks. It wasn't a lot, but I could pay my bills, buy gas for my car, the basics. Then I was laid off, and on unemployment. I got about half of what I had before, but I didn't have the expense of driving to work every day. I had more time to shop carefully and prepare meals from scratch. I didn’t need to buy work clothes. I didn’t buy candy or soda from the break room. I didn’t get lunch at the deli or fast food. Somehow, I got by on half as much.
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@teamfreak16 (34958)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Oct 16
Yeah, being broke sucks. Of course, I tend to spend it as fast as I get it.
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@norcal (3275)
• Nevada City, California
2 Oct 16
That's not such a bad thing, as long as you have everything you need when it is gone.
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@teamfreak16 (34958)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Oct 16
@norcal - No, I spend it on things we don't need.
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@norcal (3275)
• Nevada City, California
8 Oct 16
@teamfreak16 So, then you go without food and let the lights get shut off?:)
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@TRBRocks420 (60560)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Oct 16
With the invention of top ramen and, Kool-Aid we can still get by lol.
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@teamfreak16 (34958)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Oct 16
It's like being in college again.
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@shivamani10 (9910)
• Hyderabad, India
2 Oct 16
We automatically go for adjustment. We cut our expenditure and try to live with what we have.
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@norcal (3275)
• Nevada City, California
2 Oct 16
It's amazing how much less it really takes.
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2 Oct 16
Sometime work can be costly, not only money but also time with yourself and family.
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@LoriAMoore (9542)
• United States
6 Oct 16
It's good that you were able to do that.