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19 Stages Everyone Who Gets Paid Monthly Goes Through

The struggle is real.

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1. After waiting for weeks, pay day finally rolls around again.

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2. And basically you don't know what to do with yourself...or all your money.

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3. So you head out for drinks with your friends and buy the group a round...

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YOU JUST GOT PAID!

4. ...and you even splurge on the expensive ones you can normally never afford.

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5. But you wake up the next morning and check your bank account.

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6. That's when you realize there are 29 more days until you get paid again.

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7. So you decide to draw up a budget for yourself.

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8. Which is fine until you see exactly how expensive being an adult really is.

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9. Still, people keep trying to make plans with you.

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No money, mo' problems?

10. Next stage: Denial.

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11. Your bank account is dropping rapidly, and your next pay day is still forever away.

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12. You make it to the home stretch, but the situation is bleak.

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13. Your bills are past due...

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14. ...your meals are getting more and more "creative"...

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15. ...and you're desperate for a drink in order to forget your financial woes.

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Which is a problem, given your lack of funds.

16. So you rediscover $5 wine, which helps calm your nerves.

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17. You're checking account is in the single digits.

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18. Until finally pay day arrives!!!!!

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You've survived another month!

19. And the vicious cycle begins again. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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