I'm a student, but I currently work full time between my second and third year in school. I work, and I work, and did I mention that I work? I'm getting into sales, working in various corporate offices, typically high-tech, doing work in/around the sales profession. I have been finding great jobs with great experience, but I'm concerned about the future.. I save my money quite efficiently. I buy very little for myself and others, I rarely eat out, I sold my car, (I am fortunate enough to borrow a siblings old car if I fix it), and my rent is very low. I have no student debt so far, and I hope to have none by the time I finish. With that said, I don't know how anyone can live for under, say.. $12-$15 an hour. How do people get by? What do you all do to save a buck? How do you keep yourself feeling financially sound? I'm so sick of feeling uneasy. I understood when I was in school for my first few years, things would be tough and I got through it without any debt. Still, I've been working for a while now and nothing feels better, worse, even. There comes a point where politics don't matter to me. The hardest thing for me, honestly, is that I FEEL like I have no future, like I have made no progress. I KNOW that I will do well, as I have succeeded in many things that I put my mind to, including both working for others and working for myself. The jobs I have worked look great on my resume, but this feeling of insecurity is just stabbing at me. I feel like I have to justify buying a new dress shirt for work, so I've been repairing the shirts I do have. Also, every time I go to the grocery store to buy food. Food! I shouldn't have to worry about buying food when I am working full time at relatively high paying jobs for my age/college level. (I recently had somebody buy me those boxes of canned beans from Costco, which I can eat for lunch mixed with some healthy carbs, veggies, etc.) Is this normal to feel this way? I feel like everyone in my age group is working for nothing. I feel like the economy will get even worse and my money will be worth even less, faster than I can earn and/or save it. If nobody has any money, who the **** is going to buy anything? I went shooting today for the first time in a year. I shot about 50 rounds total, about 30 of those were my own, fired out of my friend's rifle. I just can't afford it. Ugh, I don't know what to do. Should I try to get food from a food bank? I just don't know.. My post is jumbled, yes, but I just need to speak with people I trust about this.