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.
This morning is day 28 - week 4....Last night I went to a GA meeting - i just recently found this group so it's new to me. Last night one member told their story. This person nearly lost his life through attempted suicide. Listening to his story touched me to the core because there have been days when the despair was that intense for me as I'm sure it has been for some of you. When you feel...
Well everyone, tomorrow is my court date to deal with this overwhelming debt I have amassed. Trying to stay optimistic. I pray for a good outcome. Thank you all for your encouragement.