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  •  congratulations on your new job (2+ / 0-)
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    yawnimawke, peglyn

    I know the problem of trying to survive while you get back on your feet economically.  For me it was crushing medical bills coupled with disability coupled with having to fight for 4 years to get SSDI.
    I did learn to string together opportunities for income, taking advantage of whatever came along.  My grandfather, who actually prospered during the Depression, always told me to get out of a hole, first stop digging.

    So I stopped spending, reverting to starving student day diet of ramen and on-sale soup.  Managed to stop having to dig into my savings.  Then after equilibrium was regained, I started paying down debts.  I am still at it today but I also managed to eat steak this year, albeit a very small one, for the first time in six years.

    •  I hear ya! I'm so glad that before this, (3+ / 0-)
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      peglyn, The Marti, whenwego

      my debt was manageable so during this downtime, it has remain not too crazy. Lucky for me, no medical issues. I can see that being a never ending money pit for which the "masters of the universe" have made sure we live in. I think that's what bothers them so much about Obamacare. We won't e slaves to our jobs just to get healthcare.

      But having a minimum wage job again is liberating in a way that other jobs cannot compete. First they are usually the funnest ones. Second, they usually have some quirk that you don't get with the jobs that you make more $$$ in. I don't know if it's the freedom of not being in a deciding role or what but there is a freedom that I like that I don't get with being in a management position. Thirdly, I get back to basics on the home front. I manage my $$$ better the less of it I have ~ strange but true!! :)

      For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ The Bible says that. Ask Willard aka 'I love America sooo much' Romney

      by yawnimawke on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 04:02:04 PM PDT

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