Not all of our boyfriends are physicists who can cover most of the bills. My husband works pretty hard, and right now he is covering our expenses too. I don't buy 300 dollar purses or get my hair and nails done on a monthly basis. As a matter of fact, I have never had a manicure. I pick up part time work when I can. It is HARD right now making ends meet. It costs money to raise kids and make your house payments and rent. We all don't have sisters or brother's to move in with, we have our own homes to make payments on and we all don't have room to spare! I think its fantastic if some people are not having a hard time, but let's appreciate the fact that we are all in DIFFERENT circumstances....some better than others. Nursing school is hard, and takes up a lot of our time, so let's encourage each other, and have some understanding!