HI all, addicted gambler here. Like many spent way too much and have gotten myself into major debt and if that wasn't enough, I'll be chatting with the IRS soon.
I was doing ok (losing and winning) with the local gambling dens, but then the casino went in. "That's nice" I thought. But soon I was showing up there 1-2-3 times a week! Then I was "Furloughed" from work in August. Yep, 2-3 times a week I was up there, Luckily I could only cash advance 20% of my credit cards.
Then came Oct and hip surgery. In 6 weeks....Back to the casino.
On Jan 8th, was released to go back to work. Company then laid me off. I celebrated by going you know where. Then it happened. I had sent to the IRS an updated 1040X form. Plus my 1095 form. 2-3 months later I get a check for $3,992.78 I voided it right there and then sent it back. Whew!
Then 5-6 weeks later it showed again. $4,305.72 I was short from gambling so I put it in....In 2 weeks, I spent it all....Yes paid some debts...But I shouldn't have done this. I know I'll be paying it back and more. That's my lesson I hope stays with me from now on.
Easy money is anything BUT easy to repay.
I have a interview for a temp agency Monday. I am really hoping for a graveyard position (Pays the most) and that would allow me to slam bills. Well that all. Why I am here and why I'll stay.
A lot of false starts but I have to begin today. Stop shoplfting. It will unravel my life. I would risk arrest. The end of my career. A year of legal hassle as the courts are slow here. The end of my marriage. My luck will run out . I got away with begging stores for mercy a few times. I wont always be so lucky. Its a crazy form of gambling.I got to keep on top of the booze. Drink only...
Just wanted to say ...I haven't been on lately because of health issues ...not because I went back to gambling. I'm pretty sure that part of my life is over ...at least that's how I'm still feeling....dead against it. Anyway... thought I would check in to say hello and hope everyone is continuing the fight !!