Tired, broke, and frustrated


  1. Any tips on how not to get tired, broke, and frustrated?


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    Last edit by Joe V on Jul 13, '12
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  3. by   imintrouble
    Live simply!
    You need less cash.
    You need to work fewer hours for that cash.
    Fewer hours mean less opportunity for frustration.

    Now if I could only convice my family to give up their Net Flix, Directv, cell phones, internet, and vacations.
  4. by   OnlybyHisgraceRN
    So very true! I was so broke, couldn't even pay attention.
  5. by   aachavez
    Apply for every grant, scholarship and every bit of money out there! Unless you're like me... I applied for a county grant, so they put my unemployment payments on hold. So while I'm waiting to find out if I got the grant, I'm not even getting my unemployment anymore, which is my only source of income. I'm so beyond frustrated. BUT I'll get thru it....

    You can save a bundle buying used books! At my program, you can be a tutor (once you pass your some classes with a high enough GPA), would be super nice since they are much more able to work around your class schedule, and might look good on a resume. Sell fluids! Blood, semen, plasma, etc. Carpool with classmates if possible. Pack lunches, make coffee at home. Give up some of teh fun extras like Netflix, dinners out, movies, shopping (unless very neccesary stuff), but keep in mind it's only temporary! A little sacrifice here and there can go a long way.
  6. by   hecallsmeDuchess
    Quote from aachavez
    [color=#ffffff]a[color=#f0ffff]pply for every grant, scholarship and every bit of money out there! unless you're like me... i applied for a county grant, so they put my unemployment payments on hold. so while i'm waiting to find out if i got the grant, i'm not even getting my unemployment anymore, which is my only source of income. i'm so beyond frustrated. but i'll get thru it....

    you can save a bundle buying used books! at my program, you can be a tutor (once you pass your some classes with a high enough gpa), would be super nice since they are much more able to work around your class schedule, and might look good on a resume.
    [color=#ffffff]sell fluids[color=#ffffff]! [color=#f0ffff]blood[color=#ffffff], semen[color=#ffffff], [color=#f0ffff]plasma, etc. carpool with classmates if possible. pack lunches, make coffee at home. give up some of teh fun extras like netflix, dinners out, movies, shopping (unless very neccesary stuff), but keep in mind it's only temporary! a little sacrifice here and there can go a long way.
    i'm sorry but that was so unexpected that my drink flew through my nose! you do have many good points though.
  7. by   PacoUSA
    I hear they pay like $5,000 for donating your eggs, just sayin' ... too bad that was never an option for me, I would have happily provided like a chicken
  8. by   sealford
    I am officially rolling on the floor from laughing right now. However, I will say that it makes me appreciate having a little bit of extra money. I went through this when I was younger and in nursing school for the first time (my ex made me quit after I was one class away from graduating...), so I definitely understand. Just keep in mind that the ones who had to make such sacrifices will be the ones who usually appreciate it the most once they finally graduate.
  9. by   37 and counting
    I started reading this thread because I too will be on a tight budget and thought it might contain some tips..... then I just giggled my way through it and no longer cared about poverty. You guys/gals are a crack up Thanks for the laugh!
  10. by   eatmysoxRN
    I've been a nurse for a little while and I'm still on a tight budget. A dollar just doesn't go too far...
  11. by   duskyjewel
    I get that this is supposed to be humor, but the flippancy about selling off your gametes is really disturbing. Personally I couldn't have my children out in the world with God-only-knows-what happening to them, and God-only-knows-who for parents.
  12. by   nursefrances
    quote from aachavez
    [color=#ffffff]a[color=#f0ffff]pply for every grant, scholarship and every bit of money out there! unless you're like me... i applied for a county grant, so they put my unemployment payments on hold. so while i'm waiting to find out if i got the grant, i'm not even getting my unemployment anymore, which is my only source of income. i'm so beyond frustrated. but i'll get thru it....

    you can save a bundle buying used books! at my program, you can be a tutor (once you pass your some classes with a high enough gpa), would be super nice since they are much more able to work around your class schedule, and might look good on a resume.
    sell fluids[color=#ffffff]! [color=#f0ffff]blood[color=#ffffff], semen[color=#ffffff], [color=#f0ffff]plasma, etc. carpool with classmates if possible. pack lunches, make coffee at home. give up some of teh fun extras like netflix, dinners out, movies, shopping (unless very neccesary stuff), but keep in mind it's only temporary! a little sacrifice here and there can go a long way.
    Quote from hecallsmeduchess
    i'm sorry but that was so unexpected that my drink flew through my nose! you do have many good points though.
    whenever i hear or read the word "semen" i instantly hear this song in my head "yo ho yo ho...a pirates life for me!"
    Last edit by nursefrances on Jul 6, '12
  13. by   nursefrances
    Quote from imintrouble
    Live simply!You need less cash.You need to work fewer hours for that cash.Fewer hours mean less opportunity for frustration.Now if I could only convice my family to give up their Net Flix, Directv, cell phones, internet, and vacations.
    I wish I would have thought about this more in nursing school. (hindsight is 20/20 right?) Instead I got in debt up to my eyeballs, we had a home/mortgage, I quit my job to go to school full time and we lived off one income but took out loans. We still went camping alot, we used to ride quads in the desert often during fall and winter, had our disneyland annual pass. I would have done things differently knowing what I know now. Oh well, can't change the past, you can learn from it though.
  14. by   37 and counting
    @ nursefrances - LMAO! Now the pirates song is stuck in my head. LOL!

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