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    Nudgee123
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:50 pm

    I just lost all my saving, I need help

    Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:24 am

    It happened 2 days ago, I am still in shock, I lost control, lost 30k, my hard earned money for home deposit is gone, I feel like I was being robbed, I am so scare now, I am in Hobart, can anyone help me, what should I do, I am really scare right now
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    Abbamamma
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:53 am

    Re: I just lost all my saving, I need help

    Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:04 am

    Oh no that must feel terrible. I lost $900 the other night - all the money I had saved to go on holiday to Melbourne. You can’t reverse it thought - only look forward. Make sure you speak to a counsellor about it. Ring one and speak to them now. Take care
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    Mona58
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1113
    Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:44 pm

    Re: I just lost all my saving, I need help

    Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:44 am

    Hi Nudgee

    Call the gamblers helpline 1800 858 858 and they can help you find a local counsellor OR talk to your GP ask for a referral .
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    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
    Ducky89
    Junior Member
    Posts: 23
    Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:48 am

    Re: I just lost all my saving, I need help

    Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:32 am

    Hi @Nudgee123

    I'm one of the facilitators here at Gambling Help Online. I'm so sorry to hear you're struggling after this huge loss. It sounds like it's been quite a shock. Thanks everyone else for the great suggestions around seeking counselling. I have sent you a private message, Nudgee just to check and make sure you're ok.

    - Ducky89
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    Colin99
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:03 pm

    Re: I just lost all my saving, I need help

    Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:13 pm

    i have ceased gambling ,4 months now,i am 70 and broke all my super and some other money , About 300k over 10 years
    I have 20k cresdit card debt But i am alive and on the way
    Gamblers help is good
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1762
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: I just lost all my saving, I need help

    Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:36 pm

    Well done Colin99..we can't get back what we lost ..but we can look forward to a bright future being gamble free
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    Calvin (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 426
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

    Re: I just lost all my saving, I need help

    Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:39 am

    Welldone @Colin99 ! keep it up
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    How the F did I get here
    Senior Member
    Posts: 355
    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: I just lost all my saving, I need help

    Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:49 pm

    @Colin99
    Fantastic!!!! That is an awesome achievement! Great words btw.
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    How the F did I get here
    Senior Member
    Posts: 355
    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: I just lost all my saving, I need help

    Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:52 pm

    Nudgee123 wrote:
    Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:24 am
    It happened 2 days ago, I am still in shock, I lost control, lost 30k, my hard earned money for home deposit is gone, I feel like I was being robbed, I am so scare now, I am in Hobart, can anyone help me, what should I do, I am really scare right now
    Hi Nudgee,

    I also lost the money I had saved for a deposit and some. I hope you are kicking on. Remember tomorrow's another day.

    Don't give up the fight! Things will get better. Money can be replaced! Don't look back, look to the future.

    You can do it!
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