They Filed Bankruptcy Because He Gambled and Snorted All Their Money

They had to file for bankruptcy because he gambled and did drugs and they lost all their moneyElise didn’t have a clue when she married Jon that he had an insatiable appetite for betting on the horses and snorting cocaine. She never dreamed that they’d file for bankruptcy after a few years together.

They got married when they were in their early 30s, and Jon encouraged Elise to quit her job when their daughter Carla was born. Transitioning to full-time motherhood was difficult. Elise struggled with being alone all day with a baby and worried about her parenting abilities.

Jon disappeared for hours at a time and Elise did not know what he was doing. When confronted, he always had some work-related excuse. Jon’s stories seemed a bit lame to Elise, but he always had an explanation when she questioned him a bit more closely.

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My Co-Worker Worked Me Over and Left Me In Debt

Co-worker ripped me off and left me in debt She became ensnared in a co-worker’s web of debt.

It started with $5 or $10 cash loans for his lunch money and ended with her getting stuck with astronomical debt charges for a rental car.

Sheila had her first supervisory position at a call center where the management/staff lines were a bit blurry. She was friendly with one of her subordinates, a married man named Tim, although their relationship was strictly platonic.

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I Lied About Money and Got Away With It

Lied and got away with itCarolina told me about her college roommate, Alice, who lied to her and to her own mother. Alice told Carolina a sob story that Alice’s mother had cancer and she needed to borrow $5,500 from Carolina just for 2 weeks until she got her student loan funds. Carolina did not have a lot of spare cash, but she thought it was justifiable to give her roommate a short-term loan for such an important cause.

But Alice lied. She never repaid the $5,500 to Carolina, never paid any rent, and her mother didn’t even have cancer.

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