Still really struggling. My pay goes up by less than the rate of inflation every year (I haven't had an increase in real terms since circa 1999/2000).
Starting to have problems with essential expenditure i.e. not being able to fund car repairs (head gasket gone), boiler repair (heating ok, but water for baths, washing etc only tepid), window frames rotten, house needs exterior repaint and interior decoration. Have looked into moving to a slightly cheaper property which would liquidate some funds, but mortgage lender won't entertain it until mortgage arrears (£1700) are paid off. (And sale of the house probably won't be easy due to the state of it, anyway).
Have had virtually no support from family (fiscal or moral), except one sibling who lent me some money a few years ago (hundreds not thousands) who now wants it back. Offered to cook a family meal for everyone a while back, and was told by the same sibling that they would prefer the money. I think my Ebay account might be being monitored to make sure I don't spend any money on myself - not a nice feeling.
Hate my job - have a lot of project management responsibilities offloaded by my boss, but am not paid a management-level salary.
Just at rock bottom at the moment. Every penny I earn goes to someone else. What is the point?