When Money Haunts Your Dreams: 6 Candid Confessions From the Sleepless

financial trauma

Financial trauma is a debilitating state where individuals struggle even after years of achieving monetary stability.

An online community shares 6 financial horrors that still haunt them in their sleep.

After years of unstable living, a user shares, “I still get massive anxiety with money even though I can save almost $900 each month after all expenses…It never quite leaves you, does it?” “Don’t think it does,” replies another.

Forever Haunted

One fellow keeps a thorough monthly “budget book” but still wakes up in fear now and then, afraid that they’ve forgotten to pay a bill. At times, they’d get out of bed and double-check despite knowing everything’s been taken care of.

Meticulous Budgeting

A member blames their mother for giving them terrible financial insecurity. Despite having food on the table, an occasional summer trip, and presents under the tree, this member’s mother reacted badly to even marginally spending money.

A Mother’s Gift

A user shares how their dreams include the vision of getting paid, but the money goes right into the wind because of the debt they owe for everything. Unfortunately, it’s not just a nightmare because it’s true.

An Act of Disappearance

One member mentions having significant anxiety about their problems as they wake up between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. every night. Their rent has increased four years in a row, now at a staggering $2270, with the power bill being $800 monthly. “Kids need dental care. Cars need service.

After Hours

As many experience increased income, they’re shut down by inflation. A user shares how the rent goes up by $1,000 yearly each time they get a raise.

Life Is a Struggle

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