ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Will I make it?

Photo by Giorgio Tomassetti on Unsplash

I wish after payday I could split my rent into quadrants, the way my father used to divide the food on my plate when I didn’t want to eat it. My rent, alone, doesn’t fit in with my finance app’s recommendations; no financial institution wants to help those of us in the chasm between poverty and comfort. I am floundering. I can hardly doggy paddle, but I’m told the only way to make it out…

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Divorced, biracial woman | 23 going on 65 | Editor for Out of the Woods | I write to heal myself and others | Support me at https://ko-fi.com/aashaanna