15 September 2022 at 9:09 am #163335petec83Participant
I have gambled on and off for around 15 years. I live at home with parents still and there is a casino 10 min from my house. Ive always had problems saving money and I would spend $500 each time I went to casino most often and half the time if I won I would take it home. Other times I would spend til it disappeared.now today I left my job a month ago and didn’t start a new one til last week. In the meantime I’ve been gambling like I still have income but I had to recover money in my bank by tapping into my 401k. I talked to my bank and they suggested a credit card as it would be harder to take money out. Well I’ve been trying to cancel my debit card and use the credit card but have discovered cash advance. I’m not in debt but I have taken nearly 10k out of 401k mostly to gamble
15 September 2022 at 9:09 am #163488DuncKeymaster
Hello and thanks for starting a thread in the Gambling Therapy forums
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21 September 2022 at 6:18 pm #163849CraigMac6Participant
I hope you are still around. Trust me, if you don’t stop, it will only get worse. The addiction never gets better only worse.
Be thankful you’re not in a terrible financial bind because of gambling but now is the time!
Best of luck.
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