5 Things You Feel When You're Broke AF

1. Frustration

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Realizing that you can’t pay your bills or hang out with friends once in a while will have you super-duper frustrated. When you come to terms with your reality being different than what you envisioned for yourself it’s tough.

2. Jealousy

I know that it’s not good to be a jealous person, but let’s be real! You see people out here “ballin” without a care in the world and you start thinking why the heck can’t that be me? Why am I struggling to survive while you’re over there with a car for each day of the week? When you’re broke, you’re no stranger to the green eyed monster.

3. Despair

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You may not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You think that being broke is your destiny and you’re going to be struggling for the rest of your life. You give up all hope. This is one of the worst feelings to experience because some don’t bounce back after feelings of hopelessness.

4. Embarrassment

So it’s the weekend and your friends invite you out for drinks and dinner. You haven’t hung out with these people in months and an outing is long overdue. But, there’s one little problem. You check your account and you have .17 cents. You realize that you’re going to have to break the news to your friends. Before sending that text politely declining their invitation, a flood of embarrassment comes over you. You’re not sure of what’s worse, not being able to catch up with your besties or the fact that you’re going to be munching on Ramen noodles for the rest of the week until your check hits. That’s if you can even afford Ramen.

5. Motivated

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When you’re broke AF, you have a few options. You can let your situation get the best of you or use those moments as motivation. Those tough times will humble you real quick. You have to determine what needs to be done to ensure that you’re never broke again. Being broke is a terrible feeling, why not work to turn it all around?

You can stay broke or you can make the necessary changes to make sure that you never have these feelings again. It’s totally up to you.