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If You Used To Be Poor, Tell Us How You Changed Your Situation

Sharing your story could help someone else.

Recently, people have been having lots of eye-opening conversations about things that you might not know about being poor unless you've actually experienced it.

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But getting out of poverty can also be so much harder than people think. So if you've experienced this, we want to hear your story.

Maybe you banded together with family or friends to help lift each other up. By working together, you helped each other stay on track and make progress towards your goals.

Or perhaps taking a job that offered tuition assistance as a benefit helped you afford an education. And that education helped you a life-changing higher-paying job.

Or maybe you did it with a combination of help from loved ones, lots of hard work, and a little bit of luck.

Share your story in the comments below and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.

And for more stories about money and careers, check out the rest of our personal finance posts