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Old 02-13-2018, 08:23 AM   #21
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i could take time off to heal which i cant at the moment - help my family- charity - im not good with money as im impulsive- so i would hire a financial person to help

my mum always said that as long as you had a roof over your head and food in your belly you were already rich :-)
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:40 PM   #22
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I'd like to give it a try.
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:20 PM   #23
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I would be okay , a lot less stress.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:05 PM   #24
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I don't think so.

I used to be very poor, every month was a struggle. My income increased a bit to where I know everything I need is taken care of.

I didn't work before, I still can't work. I didn't have friends or a significant other, I still don't. I still have anxiety, depression and psychosis. So my day to day is the same and my MH issues are the same. My anxiety levels are about the same oddly, I just freak out over made up stuff now. If my income went up 10x or 100x or more I don't think anything would change.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:17 AM   #25
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If Iím wealthy,It will take away lots of my worries.

I was born in middle class family,My parent could pay my collage(private)tution.(and two younger sisters)And I was working as college grad,later as freelance.
PTSD (mentally and physically)took away those abilities,here Medical expenses are free for me,but I feel Iím barely kept alive.
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I would be great if I were wealthy. I'd buy a house and help family members pay off their debt. Some would go to charity. I would surprise a few people with a large tip.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:09 PM   #27
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I both want and fear having a lot of money. I still have this fear that having a lot of money would change me for the worse.
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:01 AM   #28
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There have been times in my life when I literally knew I would destroy myself if I had a lot of money. I would have engaged in a lot of self-destructive behavior......
I've been there and done that. I am there again and doing it again.

When I have money I spend it. I have thus lived a very fun, and good, lifestyle. But I can't sustain it.

The last time it occurred was when I received a wack of money from my share of a house sale. Chalk it up to being suddenly single for the first time in my life or that I suddenly too had the ability to do that which I always wanted. Chalk it up too to a lengthy period of mania. I went on to live an adventure. New Jeep, thousands on kayaks and equipment, and travel trailer. Then i just up and quit a really great job so as to drive about Western Canada living my dream - and taking on huge risks. It lasted ten months.

Then I was plunged into poverty. I crashed into the worst depths of mental illness I have thus far ever experienced.

Well, fast forward eight years and again I have been very fortunate to have myself receiving a lump sum payment. I know better. Yet, I can't control myself. Again I ran straight out and the very day the money hit my account I bought a car. A week later and I had booked an expensive Christmas holiday in Europe. Again the money is frittering away. I know full well I will once again crash and slide the slippery slope down to poverty. It is as though I have no control.

The first time around I really put my life in jeopardy in several ways. It ended up just a mess. And although I have a knowing head on my shoulders it seems I am compelled to do the same.

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Old 03-04-2018, 02:10 PM   #29
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I would be ok, i am good at keeping a monthly budget, it sure would help. Im on disability and at times it does not cover rent, bills, ect. Budgeting for the future helps to keep things running smoothly
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Wealthy, no. I get by on what SSDI pays me. I know it`s not much but I manage. True love is much more important to me the money could ever be.
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