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Comment: BEING POOR - read this if you dont know what it is like to be poor. if you are poor , you already know

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Anjasan
Being poor is when your $1000.00 car breaks down and you can't afford to get it fixed, you rely on friends to get you to your part time job so you won't lose the job and not be able to pay your rent. You get food from friends who got extra food from food banks. You can't go anywhere besides work and home because you can't afford the extra gas for the cars you are borrowing from friends. You can't give to charities because that dollar you are holding onto will come in handy at some point. The list goes on...
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Anonymous40784
 in response to MidnightSaturn...   You are very wise to be so young.
I wish you the best in all your endeavors.
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MidnightSaturn
I fully agree that most don't know what it's like to to be poor. I'm a nineteen year old girl who works 80 hours per check just to keep food on the table and the bills paid for her PARENTS because they can't make ends meet. I've had to do this since I was able to get a job. I grew up with my mom telling me right before we entered a store "Now don't go and touch anything, Moma can't replace it if it gets broken." I've had the garage sale and thrift store clothes (which there is nothing wrong with having) and the weeks where for days all we ate was cereal with as little milk as possible to make it last. I've had to listen to people in school talk about their new cars and clothes and such and I do get jealous. But in the end, I know that whatever I do with my life, I've worked hard for and it will be rewarding. Everyone that is in this situation right now, keep that in mind, we're some of the hardest working people out there, and it will get better.
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Starshine
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Hello Minnie30333

I am so sorry you have to go through this at a young age. You had to move out two times because mom and dad didn't have the money to keep you?

I got teased as a kid for wearing the same few outfits over and over during the week. Mom had to make my clothes due to fact I was tall. It is hard being a kid getting teased.

When your are young it is really hard when your parents have a hard time affording things you and they need. Listening to you having to stay elsewhere reminds me of Tina Turner and her story plus others experiences.

Let see how we might be able to help your mom and dad plus you.

What city and state do you live in? This is important so we can try to help you more.

See below or have your parents do for help with rent from modestneeds.com

http://help-with-rent-security-deposit-utility-bills.starshine1.aidpage.com/

Have you parents see below with help with food, housing and temporary cash assitance if in their state. Every state has a different program but more of less helps people in hard times depending on if they meet certain factors.

http://211.org/

You can have them try wishuponahero.com for clothes for you and other things.

Once we know you city and state we can see if there are clothing banks and food banks plus more things that may help your family.

Share this with them and get back to me or us so we can hopefully help some with information.

Take care and stay strong,

Starshine

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Anonymous
I kno how it feels to be poor... :,( im a 13 year old tht doesint go out whit her family becuz they cnt afford a girl tht had to move out twice becuz of lack of money... A girl tht has a mom who cleans houses and a dad as a construction worker tht barley has a job :,(,, and knowing tht i cant do anything about it... Going to school and being told tht your poor becuz yu cant afford one simple bow for my hair... And knowing tht im the only savior for my family
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vmathena

I am needing some help, have been on the phone for three days trying to get money owed for work done. They are avoiding me and my rent is past due. Unfortunately, there are many good people posting as well, I understand the pure terror and panic in not knowing which bill to pay and where to get the money. For anybody who can help me with two months rent, next months is due, I believe your fortune will doubled. I am a travel agent and work with commissions so if you know anyone who is planning a trip have them e-mail me this will help greatly as well, if they book their trips through me. Thank you

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soulight

Hi Hayden Tribe Your idea is GREAT ! I don't know much about grants myself , but here is a page that may help. The link is listed below. Holly
GRANTS FOR HELPING THE HOMELESS

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Hayden Tribe

In the town where I live there are a lot of homeless people. I mean a lot ! They don't have a homeless shelter here, (they do have a soup kitchen, but not a shelter for sleeping) and I would like to start one. I found a piece of property that is away from any residential neighborhood (because people don't want "one of those" by their house). It is an old hotel but it looks like it would be big enough to help lots of people. It breaks my heart everytime I come across someone standing on the corner or see a mother and children pushing a shopping cart down the street. I have the heart to help them but not the finances! Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I could do this ? I don't have much but know that it only takes one person to change the world !!!

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soulight

NOW IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO IGNORE THE HOMELESS AND POOR . WE HAVE TO HAVE LAWS TO KEEP THEM HIDDEN SO THEY DON'T BOTHER THE TOURISTS. OH , AND NO FEEDING EITHER. MAYBE IF WE STARVE THEM , THEY WILL GO AWAY . THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
ANTI-FEEDING LAWS FOR THE HOMELESS

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soulight

YOU DO THE MATH ! ! ! CHECK OUT THIS SITE AND FIND OUT IF THE FEDERAL CUTOFF FOR WHAT THEY SAY IS THE POVERTY INCOME FOR FAMILIES REALLY PAYS THE BILLS.
POVERTY USA

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soulight

"NO MATTER HOW LITTLE YOU HAVE YOU CAN ALWAYS GIVE SOME OF IT AWAY."- CATHERINE MARSHALL How close are you to becoming homeless ? You could be rich and living on credit and beyond your means and become homeless in an instant.

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soulight

If we all had a livable income , how would that change our world ? It would be so nice to be able to truly LIVE.
LIVABLE INCOME FOR ALL

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soulight

Cindy , I think your anger is justified. The man who wrote this article is the uneducated one. Holly

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cindy251

WHO IS THIS PERSON I CAN NOT BELEAVE WHAT I JUST READ. FIRST OF ALL I DID FINISH HIGH SCHOOL AND I WENT TO COLLEGE AND BELEAVE ME BEING POOR IS NOT MY IDEA OF FUN. THE VERY NERVE OF THIS FOOL I ONLY WISH HE COULD BE IN FRONT OF ME RIGHT NOW. WELL ANYWAY AS FAR AS THIS GOES PEOPLE OF ALL WALKES OF LIFE FALL ON HARD TIMES I DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE AND MAYBE HE WILL ONE DAY. AS FAR AS A WOMEN HAVING A CHILD OUT OF WEDLOCK THAT IS NONE OF HIS BUSINESS. THEY ONLY DIFFERENCE IN HIM AND ANY WOMEN HE CAN'T GET HAVE A CHILD WISH HE COULD LIKE TO SEE IT. EVERYONE IS THE SAME. I AM SO UPSET MY WHAT I READ I KNOW I AM MAKING NO SENCE AT ALL. BUT YOU CAN BET HIS DAY WILL COME WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. BEING POOR OR DOWN ON YOUR LUCK IS NOT A SIN BUT PLAYING GOD IS. I AM 55 YEARS AND WORKED ALL MY LIFE AND I AM HERE TO SAY LIFE HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS AND HIS DOWNS ARE SOON TO COME. THANK YOU FOR LETING ME VENT. BLESS ALL IN NEED, AND I HOPE YOU GET ALL THE HELP YOU NEED. THANK YOU CINDY

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soulight

Here is a link from a woman who has a bitter-sweet outlook on being poor. She makes some GREAT points and the item about the man who got himself arrested to have a way to live until he gets Social Security is funny , but also really sad that our government forces people to do this kind of thing to survive. * note - The only thing I don't like is her support of a certain chain super saving store in the side bar.My personal fight with this store and the way they treat employees makes me want to tell everyone to stay away from it. Holly
singlemomandmoney blog spot

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soulight

Thank you Emil for the opportunity to do so! Soulight

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Builder1

Soulight... This page is wonderful! Thank you for posting it!

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soulight

"Conclusion Poverty is most often a consequence of specific behavior. By engaging in other behaviors, people can avoid poverty. To help people escape poverty, government programs should encourage these behaviors. The 1996 welfare reforms encouraged work - and the rate of poverty fell. Proposals to encourage marriage, like President Bush's plan to eliminate the marriage penalty, could have similar benefits." (QUOTE FROM THE LINK :WHERE DID THIS GUY ...) You know what? I would like this guy to have a minimum wage job , then get a major illness and have to leave work, lose his car because he couldn't pay the insurance ,and then have to go to the community clinic on the bus in the middle of a snowstorm to wait in line for 4 hour for antibiotics because you have a fever of 102 degrees. Would his opinion of why people are poor change ? OH , I worked at a major discount chain. I have a 4-year degree , one friend who worked there was a social worker ,and 3 were teachers. None of could find jobs in our fields.

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soulight

WHERE DID THIS GUY GET HIS STATISTICS? HE HAS NEVER BEEN IN THE TRENCHES
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soulight

THE HIGH COST OF BEING POOR
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