Financial Challenges Support Group

This community is for people who are struggling to meet financial obligations of any kind. Financial challenges include everything from the day-to-day challenges of making ends meet to managing credit card debt to bankruptcy. Get support from others who are going through similar obstacles on the road back to financial stability.

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  • billwfriend

    I gained a new student tomorrow Wed.....

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    it is great to have that...I also got 2 calls today from other students who wanted to take lessons but could not as one wanted friday and I already have student friday....the other wanted wed and now I have that slot filled too....they both are students who have not taken a lesson for at least and month or more....so good to see them wanting more work....I have doctors appointment on Thursday...
  • to offer some extra eyes on my financial situation and we will be setting up a PRG (pressure releif group) meeting soon.....I do not know where or when they are available but I am going to text the two together and see what they say....
  • Ruffin1212

    Institutional mortgage for an Orphanage!

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    Hi,Please help with your suggestions!I run an orphanage in Toronto. We are three in the partnership and our orphanage is for children. Currently, there are 132 children in our institution and we are glad that we provide everything for them so that they feel they are at their home, with their parents.We are mainly focusing on educating them for a better career. But we provide all the provision for...
  • onedayhonest

    Why do I need that shiney new suitcase?

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    I was in Hong Kong. Land of shopping! and ended up buying a new silver suitcase for $150. Not a huge expense, and I got a good deal. The next day, however, once I started using the suitcase and comparing it to the old black one, which causes me no ended of issues, I got the feeling that I need to buy another one for my partner. However, during the course of our conversation she reminded me that I...
  • soototallyarii

    New business idea

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    my boyfriend and I are starting a new t shirt business to appease the tourism of our small town. Truly I am trying to go back to school to get a certificate in fish and wildlife management. I know it's difficult to get a job with a degree, and my degree is only a certificate, but I am not looking to work for he government or anything like that. I rather be an independent worker and travel to...
  • onedayhonest

    Bankruptcy and de-shaming

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    I went bankrupt about 8 years ago, and then in my country was discharged after 3 years, and now I have about 2 months before the bankruptcy comes off my credit rating. That was a horrible time in my life. I was so ashamed at what had happened. I was depressed. I became very isolated. I lived in fear of people finding out. I was brought up to 1. never look back and 2. don't tell anyone your...
  • bookmaven

    Managing Credit Cards Responsibly

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    I have a trip coming up next week and I don't have the money for it. I panicked and sort of hinted to my well-off aunt I could use some funds, but other than that I've been racking my brain trying to find ways to come up with additional funds. I thought I'd apply for an increase on my credit cards and was denied. So I applied for 3 high interest, annual fee cards that I'm hoping will get here in...
  • dysfunctionallyfunctional

    Here again

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    I lost my job in November of 3016, and was evicted from my apartment in January.  Things were pretty bad, but I managed to get some help and find a new, better apartment.  I found a new job and worked there for a couple months, was then let go because I got sick on the job during a probationary period.  Luckily though, I've managed to stay afloat, but things are looking pretty grim right now....
  • BrokenBridges

    Snake oil

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    My spouse sells "snake oil" for a living.  I cant tell you how many different things theyve done which has landed us in deep debt.  I ask myself everyday, why is it other people can work regular jobs but they cant seem to work for anyone because they think they are smarter or more special.    When are they going to realize that they arent going to find the Golden ticket.  Why is it ok for me...
  • and I decided to start a new DA yahoo group list server....so tonight I did it...started a group called Recovering Solvency List and here is how you can join.....Here is a copy of the information that you submitted. Please print this for your records. Thanks.Date 9/20/17Registration for: New MeetingINFORMATION FOR: D.A. Group, Group Name: Recovering Solvency Meeting Venue: Internet, Meeting Type:...
  • SMR

    Love the job, hate the pay

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    Hello, everyone! I'm new to the group. As a younger woman, I chose college and then graduate school. I enjoyed every minute of it. Underwriting these choices was a desire to have a career I loved. For me, that meant enjoying my work and also feeling like I did something that made the world a better place. I have achieved that. I love my work. Don't get me wrong, I have bad days like any other...
  • Mumof3

    Struggling

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    I'm currently drowning in this debt, I owe family £1750, payday loans £500+, store cards £750, several other companies £1500+!!!!My husband and I both work, I gave birth to our third baby in December and have been on maternity since, the plan is to return beginning of next year, I'm currently unpaid so getting benefit to help us out. We also just moved from a shoddy 2 bedroom flat to this...
  • BrokenBridges

    I see the bottom

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    Hello.  Recently my spouse lost their job.  I saw signs in the beggining of mistakes they were making and tried to tell them but they wouldnt listen.  It is affecting my family as spouse brought on family members who were counting on the money.  Its going to get worse. There is a family event coming up.  I was told by a family member that this would be their oppurtunity to confront my spouse...
  • billwfriend

    here is how to deal with equifax security breach

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    the breach affects millions and millions of people and they are offering free credit monitoring to all of the USAhttps://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/this above tells what they know and how they offer to help...you enroll here too.....it is two step enrollment...you go back to the site after they say your enrollment date begins and do second step to finish the registering for free credit monitoring
  • Desigol1979

    Teaching Myself PHP

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    I have seen the first Lecture on Alison.com (taken from a Harvard Lecture) about PHP and I would like to test the water tomorrow to see if I can do it. (I'm free all next week as my Brother's off for Halloween break)Also, this morning my Car passed the MOT test. :) I prayed like hell; I love using that oxymoron; to make sure everything was okay. I'll pay the Mechanic on Monday for the MOT...