Hi, my name is Jess and I am 23 years old. So first of all I wanted to say thank you purely for you clicking on my story. It starts with me moving in with my partner 3 years ago. He wanted to move in together as he wasn’t getting along with his family at the time. I had money from student loans etc and he had some savings, but moving in saw us use all that on getting furniture for our house and bills. That was fine and we were managing our money well but at the time I was on a 0 hours contract in work and they cut my hours down. We moved back in with my mum to save money but she split up with my step dad of 18 years and began charging us extortionate rent because she was on her own and we couldn’t manage. It caused a lot of friction and we ended up living in my friends one bedroom flat for 2 months trying to get back on our feet- in the end we saver enough for a deposit and a months rent on our current home. Now I know this story seems that we have just been rubbish at managing money, however along the way I have had numerous family members borrow money from us and then give excuses as to why they couldn’t pay me back. This caused us to use credit cards for a lot of things such as food shopping and petrol as we were struggling without the money back from my family members. They have ordered items from my very account and ended up adding nearly 60% interest on these amounts to the point where my account is in arrears and my credit is now really low. I am paying off debts of loans that my mum has got me into a few years back but never told me she had taken out but as she is my mum I could not report it as fraud without getting her into trouble. Fast forward to now, my partner has tried to help me get out of my own money issues caused by trying to help out family and we have ended up in a viscous circle of paying every spare penny on credit cards every month to try and get out of debt but putting some back on for food and petrol as we used our wages to pay the cards off. Now my family sound awful in this post and I know how it looks, but my mum has struggled with money since being on her own and my Auntie also split with her husband a few years back and needed financial help. And my Grandad died last month which meant we all took some time off work to come to terms with it. (I am now in a job where I support adults with learning disabilities and it is the most rewarding thing) Anyway, we have a wedding booked for next year in May but it is looking like we may have to cancel as we owe £10,000 in credit card debt and currently have £200 saved for the wedding which is obviously nowhere near enough. 😔 I know how it looks and I am embarrassed of having to basically beg for help but me and my partner literally work all hours under the sun and we never have any money to do anything together and the thought of having to cancel our wedding because we have tried to help other people and been stung is so upsetting. I just want to get ourselves back on the straight and narrow and be able to marry my best friend. I don’t even care about a honeymoon I just want to be able to say I do on the day we have planned. I have learned my lesson and won’t be helping people out again because I can’t help anyone when I can’t even help myself. My story is a little bit all over the place but the jist of it is that we have tried to help people out and got ourselves into a mess in the process which we now can’t really see a way out of without some help. We have taken out various loans to try and get on top of the credit cards but it just ends up with more payments out and more debt on top when we can’t pay everything. If anybody can help it would be so appreciated I can’t egen describe how much it would mean. At 23 I didn’t see my life going this way but unfortunately it has. My Grandad always told me never to get into debt and to have savings to fall back on and it would mean the world to me to have the opportunity to honour my promise to him. 💕
Hello, I decided to resort to this website after getting my self into debt and struggling to pay it off, I was never intending to get into debt as I would always pay off my bills on time in full, however over the years that changed. As I became depressed for a while and started spending to keep my mind off my depression. it didn’t start this bad but I got diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis when i was 17 and went through lots of treatments that never seemed to work. I was still fine at this point as but when i was 19 i opted for surgery for my large intestine to get remove and get a j pouch created. This did help a lot as I was no longer having 20+ bowel movements a day and I felt better and I still do but as time went on lets say about 2 years the doctors started to see some inflammation in my small intestine and had to start taking medicine which was helping but i still had inflammation which sucked but that’s life I guess my depression got even worse when I Got diagnosed with a liver disease called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis or psc for short and i started reading about that and looked up life expectancy which is when is when I got depressed but never showed it this is when it really started to fall apart had to keep fixing my car by using credit cards then started buying things when I know I shouldn’t have because my life just seemed like it was going down hill more and more and it would get my mind off things but now I am now in debt and working to pay it off and i regret it deeply. However one good thing came out of this was I learned to stopped burying my depression inside and talk about it which made me feel so much better and now I just want to get debt free I owe over 20k however I would just like 7-8k just to pay off loans and I will be able to use money from my job to slowly pay off my credit card debt instead of paying minimum payments and getting charged lots of interest.
Finding myself here seems to me to be something unfathomable, yet surreal.
If you stop to read this post, know that I appreciate it very much.
Hello, I’m Aaron. I’m writing this today 01/14/2019 in hopes with prayers that I may be blessed with the good fortune that I may be bestowed help with achieving financial freedom. I’m not sure or even know how much to ask for. Just know that any and everything helps to go a long way towards securing this goal of financial support, not just myself but my also family.
I grew up in poor, in a family of seven in the ghetto of Cincinnati, OH. Raised by a man, my father who worked day end and night on one source of income to support his 5 sons, and wife with a dire medical issue and still happy and married after 30 years. For that extremely humbled as well grateful.
Currently of this day I’m now Twenty-Five years of age, engaged with a son due to meet this world in June of this year. I curiously wonder how I’ve managed to make it to this point of life. I’ve survived my teenage upbringing of a poverty stricken trek through the gang and drug-filled trenches of price hill. Embedded in the back of my mind, I knew that with every waking breath and step through that neighborhood could’ve become drastically life altering.
We didn’t have much, but what we had was each other and a roof over our heads. Our mother didn’t work, she was a stay at home mother due to her failing liver from a medical condition. What seemed to be an eternity of prayers in this month six years ago for a blessed soul to be a matched donor with only a three percent success chance of that liver functioning properly after the surgery, my mother is now healthy and happily living her life.
Through most of my teenage years there were times we didn’t have water, electric or heat. Most, if not all the time, it was one or the other. Those teenage days consisted of finding a source of money, food and a day’s shower. As my father worked constantly to play catch up constantly on past due bills, myself and the two oldest brothers went to get jobs to help relieve the pressure from my father which ultimately caused myself to drop out of high school to get a full-time job to help support my two younger siblings as they became of the age to get a job themselves.
I’m the third son of five, just getting by with what I have as I prepare to make room and to begin to raise a son of my own this year. I currently had to go through a chapter 7 bankruptcy due to a car wreck that happened on the way to get my license when I was nineteen years old, I was left with medical bills for myself and the passengers as well I was sued. A gut-wrenching feeling knowing I can’t provide a house for my son and Fiancé because of that or help my family members due to the things that had happened the past. I’m hoping that all I can do now is move into the future with the positive thought that I’m capable of helping everyone along this path in life.
I think to myself questioning all the reasons that I wouldn’t express this so openly to anyone but very close companions, especially to the public, leaves me with a comforting feeling of relief, knowing I didn’t have an simple come up, that nothing in this world comes easy and that everything that is worth fighting for isn’t easily obtain.
I know you can only read the words I’ve written and can only imagine the way things were for my family and myself as we all grew into adults. I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this, it’s much appreciated.
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Here goes nothing. I’m an almost 36 year old divorcée that worked hundreds of hours of overtime for the last several years to save up enough money to buy my space on this earth. The second I found the property it I knew it was meant to be mine. The house that came with it however, had a lot of “Hold my beer i’m Gonna fix this” repairs and remodeling. Being the strong willed, independent person that I am, I refused to listen when my father told me to take is slow, demo one room at a time. I, instead gutted the inside not wanting to be in a constant state of destruction. This did two things.. opened up the once tiny rooms and created a huge open space, but also revealed the massive amounts of hazardous electrical wires that were hidden and not so hidden throughout the house. Wanting to do it properly I hired friends of friends that would help me at a lower rate than they would normally charge. However, this project has spiraled completely out of control. I’ve stayed up countless nights, sometimes sobbing, wondering what have I done? I took on more than I can handle. It’s no where near completed and I had to tell the electrician to stop work because I can’t afford to pay him, and the countless credit cards bills that are coming in. I never had credit cards prior to purchasing this house and I doubt I will again once they are paid off because the stress it almost too much to bare. I never thought I would be on a site requesting money from strangers, but my pride has been taken down several notches due to my desire not to fail. Please help me prove to myself that I am not a failure and that through faith and kindness and a lot of hard work anything can be accomplished. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Take care. 💕
My name is Joseph Vasquez, im currently working as a customer service rep at a mortgage company, i make 15 an hour.
Due to unforeseen events ive come to understand that i need help badly, i made stupid decisions which left me in a huge financial disadvantage, and im inching towards bankruptcy if i can get even a portion paid off that would be a blessing.
So heres the story, back in may 2018 i went to a bar with some group of co workers, one of my co workers pressured me into drinking more then my comfort zone, now i only agreed because he offered me a place to stay for the night, so i happily drank away without thinking only to black out and wake up in the emergency room because he had left me there, that was 1500$ to go to a hospital not even 0.6 miles away (thats right not even a mile)
Now that was the beginning to the pitfall that i stupidly dug myself in
then i made the decision to pull out a personal loan (ROCKETLOANS) to consolidate debt that i had already accrued with credit cards since it made financial sense
after that it was smooth sailing and i was in great financial shape for a bit because i had consolidated everything but then not even a month later my car got totaled by another friend of mine (Unlucky right?) and i had to go back into debt because i didnt have any money saved so i had to go back into debt to get a new car before my week of work started.
Stupidly i panicked and applied for another personal loan UPSTART to quickly get money and pay for the new car and repairs but i didnt realize that now i have 2 loan payments to pay.
Please i just wanna start saving money and not live paycheck to paycheck, everything is going to this debt, i cant even afford to feed myself some times, its driving my crazy , so please help me out, anything helps.
how do I explain this? I’ve been dating this guy for a while and I’ve been wanting to meet him..but I can’t because he lives a bit away, maybe 8 hours to 10.
we’ve made plans to see each other and he wants to make me happy because I never leave my room, I’ve stayed in my room for about 2 months, I don’t leave it unless I need water or to use the restroom.
a lot of the time its hard to get out of bed due to my depression, I live with my parents and I thought that family would help me get through my depression but they’re not at all, they’ve made me worst.
I can’t work due not having the will to keep a job, the one person that keeps me happy is my boyfriend, he wakes up and asks me how I’m doing, he makes sure I’m okay every hour and calls me as much as he can he’s been working but he’s now getting a new house and a new job so he can start saving up to come see me but I don’t think I have almost a year in me to wait.
imagine being depressed every day to the point that you can’t do anything or want to do anything period…jay, (my boyfriend) and I have made plans to spend time together so I can be happy and get out of this toxic environment. I just want to get away from always getting blamed and getting yelled at and put down for being here or for being sad period..my parents tell my family lies about me so the family I used to know that loved me ended up hating me, I used to get calls and messages now they leave me on read or block me. I used to be welcomed in their house but now they would rather I didn’t come. jay thought I didn’t deserve it and that I deserve to be happy but of course I don’t think so..i wanna see him even if it’s for 5 seconds, maybe ill be happy again.
I don’t need a lot but enough to go see him.. https://paypal.me/AlexE894
My name is Christina. In the process of helping my Mom with her bills I let one of my own go into default. The collection agency have placed this default bill on my credit report. Please can you help me with this bill. I Thank you so much in advance and God Bless you.
My name is Woo Kim. I’m an Asian-American (Korean, quarter Japanese, a citizen) 21 year old female, as of this writing. I draw a lot and I love to do that, and I do it for people everyday – but it’s not enough for the price of freedom. To me, that’s around $3000 – a safe number for me to get away to immediately sublet or rent a place out for at least 2-3 months, and find a job to keep myself financially stable.
Every day, I live with my mother and my brother. While my brother isn’t the cause of my desperation and depression, my mother has time and time again, yelled at me if I do so much as say that I want to spend time with a friend, pressures me to pay for an education that I do not want, and denies me any sense of desire – I don’t get to choose what clothes I want to wear, I don’t get to make plans with friends, I don’t get to choose what jobs I want to do, I don’t get to learn how to handle my responsibilities, and I don’t get to pick the future I planned and wanted. My life would be spent to do nothing but study for a future that I’m not guaranteed to have.
For the past 7 years I’ve gritted my teeth to look for the light in this despair, but all I truly desire is the chance to see the world with my own eyes, experience it firsthand, and have responsibilities that I can have! I want to leave my old home behind and burn the bridge, so that I can live the way I want to – I want to wake up every day with a purpose of taking care of myself because I know that I’m living the way I wanted to, and not because of someone else. I want to know how to pay my bills and actually save money and cook for myself. I want to be able to have friends to laugh and hug. I want to be happy, for me and no one else. I want to pursue the education I want at my own pace. I only want to have as much right as anyone else to be able to do all of those things!
…And yet, I don’t know how far this message will go. I almost doubt that this is too good to be true, to ask for donations to help me live unshackled, and I feel selfish when there are people who need money for immediate reasons.
But I do know this much: I just don’t want to see myself in the next several years miserable in my room, still stuck under my mother, because I don’t know how to even function as an adult in society, but I’m willing to escape and take my rights as a US Citizen to the fullest.
So if, by chance, that you do want to give a little to me, then thank you, from the bottom of my heart. It would mean so much to be able to live with the choice of freedom.
Three weeks ago, I embarked upon a spiritual journey, unlike anything I’ve ever done. The inspiration – recognizing a generations-long pattern of poor behavior exhibited by the men in my family, including myself, and having a few conversations with a spiritual guide to gain clarity in my own life. It was suggested I travel from DC (where I live) to New Orleans first to begin the process and from there, Trinidad and Tobago, the birthplace of my dad and much of his family.
I’m currently in New Orleans and have been here for three weeks. I arrived on a one-way ticket with a few hundred dollars in my pocket. Even not having a flight booked for Trinidad, my plan was to be in New Orleans for three days and Trinidad for seven. It’s actually a good thing that plan didn’t work out because I’ve learned a number of lessons in the time I’ve been in Crescent City – understanding what a spiritual life will look like for me, watching and learning from entrepreneurial friends how to have a sustainable business and healthy marriages, and not feeling bad for asking for help while being open to receiving positive responses. All of this has kept me in a state of self-reflection to unlearn all the thoughts and behaviors which never served me well. Being resourceful has kept me afloat (I’ve stayed with friends and in hostels). Faith and persistence have kept me seeking ways to come up with the money needed to fly from New Orleans to Trinidad, then back to DC.
My ask is for $1500. This will cover the cost of last-minute travel from New Orleans to Trinidad and then back to DC, a week’s stay in an Airbnb in Port of Spain, and food & transportation while in Trinidad. While there, I’ll be visiting any elder relatives living on the island, the country’s vital statistics office, and national library to conduct my ancestral research.
It’s my hope to be on a plane to Trinidad this week so I can return to DC next week. Friends and family at home have been supportive, but are also concerned despite the constant reassurances of my safety. To everyone who reads this, I hope my story has inspired you to not only contribute but also embark upon your own ancestral and spiritual journey. Thank you!
I am a 31 year old man residing on the western edge of the chicago metropolitan area, who without help will be homeless in a few months. I work full time and cant get my debt paid off
A combination of bad luck, minor health problems, and my decision to help my terminally mother has left me with over $30000 in credit card and personal loan debt and I am desperate.
My financial troubles started in November 2014 when i was laid off my job. I purchased a home only 6 months earlier with a low down payment and was forced to sell it. I ended up having to take over a $4000 cash advance on my credit card in order to sell it (property taxes, attorney and realtors fees), but I had to in order to control the financial bleeding and avoid a bad mark on my credit report.
At around the same time, my mom’s autoimmune disease was severely affecting her health and was forced to go on disability. I moved back to my parents place to take care if her full time. I did everything possible to make her feel comfortable as her disease progressed, including doctor and hospital visits, and medical care i could provide. My father at the time worked more than full time to pay the rest of the house bills and my mom’s medical bills.
I ended up taking cash advances to pay my student loans regularly and for a while, bypassing paying the high interest rates by repeating taking balance transfer offers from one credit card to another.
My mom sadly passed away in July 2016 at 56 years old waiting for a liver transplant.
I started to look for work again shortly after her passing. After completing a 12 week course to help get certifications to work in a restaurant kitchen.
Starting in late 2016 through 2017, I started to get sick regularly with severe cases of tonsillitis and strep throat, but lacked good health insurance at the time and ended up going to immediate care every 8 weeks or so and being forced to pay with my credit card to cover copays and out of pocket expenses. I had a deviated septum (an internally narrow and crooked nasal passage) that was causing blockage and allowed bacteria to grow.
I did land a decent job in March 2017, and continued to deal with my health issue.
I did get decent health insurance in January 2018 and got my health issues resolved after getting throat surgery. I had to pay my deductible and maximum out of pocket and copays with credit cards, but I am healthy again.
After all of this, I accumulated over $30,000 in credit card debt from taking cash advances to pay student loans, medical cost, insurance premiums, paying to sell my home and food, utilities and other necessary living expenses. I have taken out a personal loan but it only helps a little. I can only manage to pay a little above the minimum payment.
My father was nice enough to have me live him since i moved back in, but without my mom’s disability insurance from her former place of employment and from Social Security Disability, he recently foreclosed on his house. He has plans to move in with his girlfriend in central Illinois, but with my current work situation, it is uneconomical for me to move with him since i lack a car. I ride my bicycle everywhere and i make it work or i get rides from coworkers.
I have been trying to pay off my credit cards, but it has come to the point where i am barely making the minimum payments on my credit cards, student loans, food.
I am desperate. If i can get help to pay most or all of my credit card debt, it will be a great help.
I attached screen shots of my medical claims and current screenshots of my credit cards and loan balances (and I blacked out personal info)
Hello I have been struggling to pay my credit card of $3,000. Every time I get it below $3,000 a situation seem to always come where it goes above that. To help my self out of this situation I am looking to get a job at Pinwood studios here in Atlanta. You have to know someone to get into the union which I did meet someone while doing Uber, but doing Uber plus a warehouse job its hard to come up with the money to pay to get into the union which is $1,640 I figure if I can get the money for the union I would be ok, also I credit limit is $3,500, I would max it out if that was an option. I have 2 children one of which keeps home from work from time to time she has a condition called Catatonia in which her body basically shuts for a period of time, long story with her, however I figure if I can get in the union I would be able to pay off my debt and be able to afford someone to be at home with my child when it is needed. Thank you to anyone who can help. Also in exchange I can make logos
Hi, I’m Jess. I never thought my life would come this as I’m 17 years old. My family have left me behind due to abuse and I needed to get out of a hasty situation. Now I’m on my own, I live in a hostel living off £15 a week which I can’t do. I used to be a girl that loved nice clothes, I had a passion for makeup, I was a normal teenager no matter what happened behind closed doors. Now through these past few months I have been homeless,I have slept on the streets and my family don’t want to know me. I wouldn’t ask if I didn’t need it and I feel awful for begging but please, please if someone has any money no matter how little that you could give/lend to me that would be amazing. I struggle to get food and I go days without eating,the hostel is full of people on drugs and drinking all the time. Any money that anyone can give me will be one step closer to getting my life back. I can’t get a job due to mental health problems and I’ve been turned down for quite a few types of benefits as I don’t fit the criteria as my parents lied to social services and said they’d have me back but that wasn’t true. I need your someone’s help please,life is horrible. Try and put yourself in my shoes, I don’t want this to sound like a sob story but how can it not be. My birthday is in 2 months and I have no one to spend it with, I’ve lost a lot of friends. They have either passed away due to drugs or they don’t want to know me because of my situation. When I say I’m on my own I mean I’m literally on my own. It would mean the absolute word to me if someone could help me and I would try and repay you back in any way due to your act of kindness
Hi! My name is Natalia, I’m 23 years old, and I’m from Chicago, Illinois. I’ve decided to reach out because basically, it’s as though I’ve “financially doomed” since I was born.
My mom was very sweet, but my dad was physically abusive. I was 5 when my mom found the courage to arrest him and file for divorce. During my first 5 years of life, I thought I was Daddy’s Little Princess, but I soon learned I was actually Daddy’s Little Punching Bag.
My mom was basically co-owner of my dads trucking business, however he never legally gave her that title, nor made her a signer on his bank accounts, thus leaving my mom only with my brother, me, and the house. As if being a single mother to a 9 year old and 5 year old, she was a Polish immigrant, with no family in America, and spoke little English. Nonetheless, she worked 3 jobs, totaling at 15 hour work days.
About 5 years later, my brother started getting black-out angry and violent. He hurt my mom for 4 years, but me for 9 years. I saw vases, dishes, and 12 windows get broken by him. I jumped in the fighting while he hurt our mom, just to be his new target because I couldn’t let him beat her. I felt his beatings, him slamming me between doors, thrown down stairs, stabs from butter knives, and chokes for air.
Once I left for college, that’s when my depression really hit me. Being away from the home that I knew was when repressed memories flooded back to me. After 2 years, I had to leave university because I wasn’t mentally stable for rigorous studies anymore.
Since then, I’ve been floating between classes at a community college, just trying to find something to pursue, while also working part time to help mom, making saving almost impossible.
Debt keeps accumulating, and trying to find a better job that works with school hours so well, has been difficult.
Being stuck in this loop of “financial doom” is beyond stressful. It’s as if every time I try getting ahead, I get pushed back 10 steps with appliances breaking down at home, the car my mom and I share having issues, and just the cost of living. Thus, why I figured, maybe if I got a nice head start financially, maybe I won’t be as stressed, more focused, and finally ready to find myself.
I will beyond grateful to anyone willing to help me out!
Thank you for taking the time to read my life story and need for help!
I’m 22-year-old and I am a student from Bosnia and Herzegovina. My first year in collage I meet this guy and over time we became very good and close friends. He was always there for me, after I lost very close friends, and after everything I put him through. We don’t live in the same cities, so when summer comes, and we need to go home from collage we don’t see each other for two months.
Our faculty is very difficult and we need to study a lot through the time we are at collage. Because of that we can’t do much, we even rarely go home. Studying every day, going to classes and exams can be very stressful, and every time we just can’t wait for summer so we could relax a little until we need to go back.
My dream is travel but I never was able to, because my family could never afford it, and every break I would stay at home and nothing more.
I wanted to go to the beach on this summer break, because I never been and I finally found someone that would go with me. But unfortunately I can’t afford it. We decided that if we actually get the money we should go for few days and have fun. He even started working really hard for me, so we could go, but it is not going so well, because he doesn’t get paid that much. We need around $200 for our trip and have until 10 of August to get the money and go on a trip, because of the collage.
If you are willing to help I would be so grateful and I don’t know how to thank you.
I’m 23 years old and unfortunately I have dug myself into somewhat of a financial crisis. I have credit card bills that are over $3000 and on top of that I’m finishing up college in a few short months which means I’ll be hit with student loans, totaling up to $30000. I do have a job as a staff accountant (because my major is accounting), but I only get about $300 a week for starting out, which usually go to credit cards and gas and any other bills I have for that week. I just got a loan to consolidate one of my credit cards that was over $6000 so now I’m paying off that loan as well.
Im just trying to start my life and I want to do that on a good note. I want to be able to move out of my mom’s house before the year is over but with everything that needs to be paid, I feel like I won’t be able to do that anytime soon. I’m ready to start living my life on my own and to do that I need to get most of my financial situation taken care of first. I’ve been struggling with this for over a year now and although I hate that it’s come to this, I feel like there is nothing else I can do. Anything is greatly appreciated l, thank you.
Hi! At the age of 49 years I had two heart attacks. I didn’t know what they were. I had them on different nights and then I woke up one Saturday with a terrible cold. On Sunday I went down to Urgent Care and waited and waited for them too get to me. Finally they got to me and they took me back to the room and they started doing all this stuff with my heart instead of treating my cold. Well as it turned out it was my heart it was 95 percent blocked. They did the operation and installed 2 stents in to my veins. I was very happy and I got to feeling better rather quickly.
I went back to work and did really good up until I had a stroke at age 52. I didn’t know that I was having a stroke. I woke up in the hospital right at a week later and was in the hospital almost for two weeks. I couldn’t remember a lot of things and too this day I have to really think to remember some things. People speak to me when I am out and I have know clue who they are. I always speak back to them like I know them but sometimes I can’t remember who they are. Well I can’t remember how long I was out of the hospital, maybe two weeks when my medicine was not prescribed right and I had too go back in to the hospital. Why I am telling you all this is that I need help. I am broke that’s the truth of the whole matter. If you could give a dollar I would appreciate it, if you can’t give if you would say a pray I would appreciate it.
I would have never though in a million years I would have to come down to asking someone for something because I do not have, It’s been one of the worst years possibility for me and my child. I frist lost my apartment last year due to landlord problem with the place and had to move out in such short notice with a 8 month old. Then had a storage for all my stuff could not afford and lost almost everything vauled I had in the storage unit which really brought me to tears, had me feeling lost hopeless and everything I worked so hard on my own was lost in a second because of not having the money to store it. Well so to speak I finally worked so hard my credit and got a nice car for my daughter and was paying on it monthly but ended up losing my job due to car problems and no help at the time which made things even more worse where I had no money to pay on the car and it got repoed on me a couple months back…. I understand there’s many other people like me and I honestly wish these people the best and someone gives those a hand as well if someone dose for me, if you are willing to help with me getting a cheap car or anything to get me back on track to get a job and be mobile.. you don’t understand what it would mean to me and my child. In advance thank you so much to those reading my story even though it’s not something good I know I can get though. GOD BLESS !!! <3
Thank You for taking the time to read this. My name is Anthoney, I’m 50 years old, homeless, and work for a temp labor agency for close to minimum wage and could use your help to get back on my feet. My story: In 2009 I moved from my apartment in Long Beach to my mom’s house in Anaheim to help her with my stepdad who had contracted cancer, was in hospice and eventually passed away. I did not know that my mom had a severe gambling problem, for over 4 decades she cleverly hid this gambling addiction. As you already know this was the height of the “recession”. So, I applied for UI and it was approved, me being the oldest, loyal, but naive son I helped my mom save $21000.00 to catch up on her house which was in foreclosure, also planted her a veggie garden and little by little started fixing “her” house up. “Big Mistake”!, and I’ll admit that. Thinking she was going to use the $21000.00 to save the house I trusted her. Instead, she moved my “meth addict brother” into the house, the both of them teamed up on me and I became the enemy. It was heartbreaking to watch the destruction of my mom’s house which I worked hard to save. Needless to say, my mom gave the entire $21000.00 dollars I helped her save to Pechanga Casino and Resort, my meth addict brother either stole or destroyed all the family resources and eventually in May of 2013 the house was lost. So, to whoever can relate to this pain, I humbly ask for whatever funds you can donate to help me get back on my feet. Donations can be made to: Paypal.me/AnthoneyHolmes
Again, Thank You!
I am married to a man who is on Social Security Disabilty for Bipolar Disorder. I am the only person who works to provide for our two sons.
I asked my husband to open a savings account for the checks he receives for each son. He refused. That was seven years ago.
I told him, about five days ago, that he is not able to take care of his money. I told him I could help.
He was so angry at me. Instead of saving any of the bill money, he spent all of it, in one day.
I found out tonight. Our power bill is due on 24th. Our water bill is due in 5 hours. I am devastated, not by his actions, but the fact he has no remorse for the actions he took.
He agreed he would pay for these two bills, when he got on SSD. I ask nothing more, nothing less of him money-wise. I pay everything else for our family.
I wish I could cry, but I am way to numb about living this way. Sometimes I wish I could end my life, but I can’t. I am a mother of two boys, who need me. And honestly, I like myself to much to hurt myself.
I am in need of $500 to pay these two bills, buy groceries, and put gas in my vehicle.
Please Lord, help me. I will take next paycheck (get it on Friday), and save $300 for these bills for the next time this may happen.
Please help me. I never ask anyone to help. Now, I really need help.
Thank you for your time.
(Pic of screenshot: tried to get into account, but I will have to pay in person. Technically, I have no account because was due yesterday no later than 5pm EST. I think the fridge says it all.)
I am 25 years old, I have a job and work hard but i have falling so far behind from helping others that I myself am having to turn to ask for help. I am about to loose my vehicle that is barely even running and cant afford to have it inspected or tuned up, i have a major toll tag bill that someone else racked up and are ungrateful and wont even help pay it off so i cant get my vehicle legally let alone fixed, my home needs some major repairs that i have not been able to even begin to try and fix due to lack of funds. I am having to pay back pawn tickets but I am only able to pay the minimum to extend them so i dont loose my stuff. I have fallin behind on my house payment by 2400.00. I in general over all have literally lost track of my own expenses from trying to help other people out. Now i am just trying to get out of the hole so i can be happy again and not stres so much. I have no kids and am to young to stress about money like i do i understand its my own fault for help selfish people out i know if i just can get caught up i will be able to stay focused and actually save money like i should be able to.
I have asked help from family and fiends but nobody can help… Im begging for help please
my Name is Sara and I’m 19 and from Germany. Do you know why I’m different to others? Because I want to be a writer and I can explain you my story, in a kind of short story.
Everything started on the 15th of June 1998 at 2:21. I took my first breath. No idea how the world could be. No idea where I want to go. No idea what it’s going to be alive. My parents very lovely people never had the chance to give me much, but all they gave me was a wonderful childhood with amazing experiences and a lovely brother. And that was alright. I always was okay with that.
I never tried to be different, but I was. I thought different about so many things, which made a lot of things very complicated for me. But even that was alright, because I learned how to deal with it. And I like to be different.
Have you ever had the feeling that you didn’t fit in the society? Like everyone is the same, no not the same but very similar and you don’t belong to them ?
Not that I was bullied or something, what I absolutely hate, but just that I always thought there is something more…
So I decided when I was 13 years old to go Australia after I graduated. I had 3 Jobs: Coffeeshop allrounder, waitress and bartender. Had to deal with so many idiots and had also a lot of good experiences, which turned me into the person I am right now.
And I love my dream. I’m in Australia, I do what I always wanted to do. I can breathe the clear air, see the amazing nature and meet incredible people. I’ve never been so happy in my life. It’s like the first time that I feel alive. At the place to be.
And I still want to continue my dream, I don’t wanna stop. And I did so many Jobs here and tried and worked hard, but now I can’t find anything good. I never wanted to do prostitution or drug dealer.
I now it’s a long text, but if support what I’m doing, just go for it! And look at the picture. A picture can’t show, what I saw with my own eyes.
so much love,
my name is Jana and I’m from Germany. After I graduated from high school I flew to Australia since seeing the country was always one of my biggest dreams. But every since I’ve been here, I haven’t had much luck.. I had a car accident and had to pay a lot since my insurance didn’t want to cover it. I tried to find work and even worked on a cucumber farm, but I’ve always had some back problems which the constant bending over only worsened. So unfortunately I had to quit after a couple a days and been searching for a job ever since. Now my situation even got that bad that I am only able to pay for accommodation for this month. If I don’t find a job until then I’m basically living on the street. I would also consider flying back home even though this would break my heart since I fell in love with Australia, but I don’t even have enough money for a flight to Germany. I’m not really used to asking for money and never was a fan of that, but right now I don’t know what else to do.
If you wanna help me, I will be so grateful for that!
Thank you so much!
3 months ago, I left the US after quitting my job and selling my belongings. After a bad and abusive marriage had ended, and after the death of one of my closest friends, I experienced years of depression and felt simply empty. I worked very hard towards saving for this trip, and have done it the smart way – staying in places for free in exchange for work/budget flights/cheap hostels – and have found personal development and happiness that I’ve spent years without.
I recently got to Thailand, and here is where things fell apart. I have a $1200 check from John Hancock that was supposed to be deposited into my account 4 weeks ago that I still have not received (am currently in an extended back-and-forth with them via email working to resolve this).
Then my wallet was stolen, with all of my remaining cash (equivalent to ~$1500 USD).
I am desperate – I need money and I need it quickly, and my family is unable to help me. Even with the theft, if John Hancock fulfills their side, I could still make it back to New Zealand where I plan on working until the end of my working holiday visa (so I can save up more money again), but I’m stranded am panicked without that funding, and have no backup.
Please please help. My visa in Thailand expires in 23 days, so even a little bit would help as I can live here cheaply while I figure things out. I’m desperate.
To whom it may concern:
I’ve recently been going through a career change but I haven’t decided which industry I would prefer to pursue.
As a means to reclaim a sense of identity and to experience life as much as I can, I’ve decided to start writing a blog. On this blog, I write short stories, essays, and I’m planning on transitioning it into a travel blog while I’m backpacking Europe. The website is writingforjamesmills.wordpress.com.
Though it’s a fairly new blog, the traffic has been relatively decent- as it’s been exponentially increasing each week: I’m now at 500 views on both the website and the Facebook account per post. Given the fact that this trajectory is pretty strong, and given the fact that travel blogs themselves do fantastic; I am expecting a strong increase in views.
This increase in views will also come from the fact that I’ll be getting shout outs from other blogs so that I can attract some of their viewers to my own.
With that, I was wondering if you guys sponsor travel blogs or small business startups? If you do, how do I go about writing a grant or filling out a sponsorship form?
If sponsoring my blog doesn’t attract you, I am very articulate and charismatic- so I can help by offering myself as a PR ambassador- proving you and your company are out for the little guy, sponsoring life experiences and personal/professional development which can help look corporate responsible: speaking at events, video posts, and things of the like.
I’m planning on backpacking Europe in March of 2018- I already have most of the materials I need including camping supplies and food; what I still need is plane tickets, train tickets, and enough to cover my website maintenance for the month I’m gone. Plane tickets are going to cost around $800, train tickets will cost $500 for the month, and the website maintenance will be around $200. So in total, I need around $1500. Any and all help is appreciated and like I said, I’m willing to be a spokesperson at events for you and I’m willing to put an ad on my blog for you.
Thank you and I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Thanks and have a good day,
Family Promise of Butler County
I’m a 28 year old female who is currently unemployed, and living with depression, anxiety and PTSD. I was diagnosed about 6-7 years ago after an attempted suicide. I haven’t been able to get much help in all aspects, mainly because my mental illness keeps me at home 24/7.
My struggles started at a young age, around my toddler years was when I was getting verbally and physically abused. But the abuse didn’t stop there, as the years went by, I was also emotionally, mentally and sexually abused. I was tossed from one family member to the next, constantly moving until my pre-teens. When I finally found some sort of stability it only lasted about 6 years and the family members who took me in passed away.
Once again my life was in a whirlwind, constantly moving from one place to the next. I would stay with family members and the occasional friend that came into my life for a while.
Currently, I’m living with a friend who is charging me $600 rent, and half of all bills and grocery money, which is usually between $400-$1000.
I have had jobs in the past, but could only hold them for 2-3 months before getting fired because of my mental illness. For the past year, I have not left the house and instead fuel any and all funds into getting my life delivered straight to my door. I have lived with agoraphobia for a long time, I struggled to leave my house everyday before I stopped leaving all together.
The person I am living with is questioning my ability to keep up with payments…If you can help me regain some sort of stability with financial means, I would be eternally grateful.
Hello my name is Naomi I’m a 28year old mother of 2 from the UK. I was in a mentally abusive relationship with my kids dad i was diagnosed with severe depression ptsd and anxiety and split with him after Christmas around the same time id become friends with a man in America on a karaoke app called smule and we would just talk as friends, he was going through some stuff and so was so we were someone to talk with, we soon found we had alot in common and I started to fall for him not knowing he had already fallen for me. I hadn’t been myself for a very long time I was with my ex for 13yrs and the last year I was dead inside I didn’t even recognise myself and Devon has helped me find my self again and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. We have officially been in a relationship for 3 1/2 months and I’ve fallen in love with him and he has with me….but recently I’ve not had any luck my nan took I’ll with cancer and I couldn’t go and see her as I had the flu and she sadly passed away , then I got hit with a letter from social services as my daughter’s school made accusations that my kids went to school with dirty clothes and dirty bodies what has been proven a lie as my kids are well looked after…ive been dealing with all this stress while grieving for my nan and am still going through alot of stress now as still have social services involved what is making my anxiety bad. I’ve been trying to raise £2500 so I can go to America and meet him in August for my birthday but had no luck and being a single mum on benefits I cant afford to save, ive never been out of the uk nor visited my counties capital due to i cant afford to do these things i never have. I appreciate you reading this and i thankyou in advance from the bottom of my heart! PayPal.Me/naomibodley
Hello, I live in London, England with my two beautiful young children. Two months ago, I noticed that a lot of rainwater was leaking from our ceiling. This water was making its way down from the roof. The rainwater was seeping through cracks in our rood tiles and our roof is very old but I don’t know how old it is since this is a rent house. Our landlord has refused to pay for the replacement of the roof since he is very stubborn but we have come up with a solution. We have thoroughly discussed on a solution that I would pay all the money that it would cost to replace the roof. I understand that it is not right for me as a tenant to pay for a replacement of the roof. However, this is the cheapest rent house in the market in the area and it is heavily under-priced and I know we wouldn’t be able to afford any of the houses in this area. My children love this area and go to school in this area and I know they would be devastated if we moved. I’m afraid that if I take my landlord to court then he may evict me so I’m looking to replace this worn-out roof.
The water has condensed in the form of damp due to excess moisture in the ceiling. This damp and mould is unhealthy for my children and I don’t want them to be raised in such a situation. A couple of weeks ago, both my children awoke and they couldn’t breathe properly so I took them to the local hospital. The doctor has diagnosed them both with asthma and I believe that the damp is the sole reason why my children have been diagnosed with this chronic disease. Asthma is a chronic disease; this means that it can never be treated but it can be controlled. The environment that we live in will just worse their asthma. My children now have difficulty running and doing everyday sports in school. They should not be deprived of a fun childhood because of a greedy landlord. The mould and damp has many health complications such as respiratory infections and allergies. Did you know that mould and damp is the reason why 7 million people die each year around the world? Mould and damp affect the body by producing allergens, irritants and even toxic substances.
Therefore, I would like to ask the online community for donations to help my cause. I would like a total donation of about GBP £4500 which is about USD $5750 to replace the roof. My paypal link is PayPal.Me/donateroof
My name is Nikki. Three and a half years ago I was admitted to hospital as an emergency. I cannot remember much about it to be totally honest but was diagnosed with necrotising fasciitis (flesh eating bug) and sepsis. I spent two weeks in a coma during which time I underwent two separate surgeries to save my life. Despite the surgery I was given a 2 – 3% chance of survival and consultants advised my family that I would have no quality of life and it would be ‘kinder’ to switch off my life support. Having been advised to do this by healthcare professionals, my family considered it; thankfully they decided to proceed with further surgery even though they were told it was extremely unlikely that I would survive (where there’s life, there’s hope). I survived. The following 9 months of recovery were tough – extremely tough, and challenging. I was determined to get back to work, even though it seemed unlikely. I did get back to work though! Part of the surgery I had was to create a stoma – a colostomy, which means I wear a bag on my tummy as I have very little bowel left but am able to have a colostomy reversal and two major hernia repairs (which have appeared due to the surgery to create the stoma); I have been on the waiting list for this operation now for 3 years. The experience of almost losing my life has had a profound effect on me – a positive one! Before I was taken ill I had suffered with anxiety and depression (most of my adult life), this whole experience has altered my view on life and I feel I have been given a second chance. I truly have a newfound passion for life even though long-term Prognosis for NF survivors isn’t entirely favourable. I have given up waiting for surgery, so have decided to waste no more valuable time doing so. I am 48 now and have decided it is time to give up work in the NHS (of which I’ve given 24 years of my life). I struggle with concentration and memory as a result of my illness; traits which are essential in my line of work. After giving up my job, it is my desire to travel for as long as is possible to see some of the world, meet new people and volunteer to good causes as I do so. I will be doing this on a very tight budget as I will have just a small retirement pension. I will be travelling by car and possibly train. It is a daunting yet exciting plan and I intend to give as much back to society as I proceed. So my purpose of this post is to try to raise some funds to allow me to keep going for as long as is possible and realise this ambition. It is my honest intention to volunteer to worthy causes as I proceed with this plan. I would never have thought of asking for donations at any time in my life but after everything that has happened, I guess I’m now of the opinion – everything is worth a chance – anything is possible. So if you feel you would be happy to help me fulfill this next stage in my journey, I would be extremely thankful for donations of any kind. My heartfelt thanks for taking the time to read this.
Hi, my name is Chris. I’ve never travelled anywhere. I desperately want to go to Hawaii for a week as I really need the break. I got myself into some credit card debt, along with debt consolidation loan and have been working 6 and 7 days per week to try to catch up but it hasn’t been working out so far. And, yes, I’ve cut up all my credit cards. I’ve learned my lesson the hard way. I only wish I’d taken it to heart when being taught about credit in high school. I’m a taxi driver and our market has been flooded by Uber so my income has dropped 35-40% over the last year. I am treading water and burning out in a hurry. A vacation would be a much needed break and I feel is well deserved.
I grew up in small-town Oregon and am used to nice people constantly surrounding me. Now I live in a big city and these people are few and far between. I still go out of my way to hold doors open for people and say hi. Hopefully it spreads. It doesn’t take that much effort to be kind. I know there are many of us out there in the world but I have to say they’re much easier to find in small towns. Other than spending way too much time partying my freshman year in college, I feel like I’ve always done the right thing, including helping my brother several times when he was in financial crisis. Unfortunately, he’ll never be in a position to help me so that’s why I’m here, hoping someone out in cyberspace will help me take this trip. I think $2,000 would probably give me enough to have a great time and recharge my batteries.
If someone out there is better off than me and can help me, I’d be greatly appreciative. I’d also love to send you follow up story along with pictures from my trip. If/when my financial situation changes, I’d even love to return the favor or simply pay you back. Thank you very much for reading this and thank you in advance if you help me.
I love the idea of a website like this to connect those that have money with those who need it. I hope to be on the donating side of this in the future.
P.S. I’m the guy on the left in the picture
Hi there! You know, everyone has a dream. A dream, that might be a little bit unrealistic. Like to get into Hogwarts, to meet with a fictional characters and so on. When I was ten, I also dreamed for these things to come true. As I grew older I understood, that there are more serious problems that i have to face. Like getting into college. Getting money to pay for everything. Later on, as my mom lost her job, supporting my family. The years have gone by and I have lost my track. I have lost my thoughts and myself. I did not know what I want. I did not know what are my goals in life. I started to think deeply about it. I understood that I’ve never been abroad.. The thought of flying on a plane, the thoughts of undiscovered land made my body shiver. You know, some people dream about lying on a beach all day in Bora Bora. I dream of wandering through the dirty streets of Paris. Or getting lost in music in Ibiza. Or just walking through all of the art galleries in Rome. I live in Europe, still I don’t have the ability to travel to such places. I will do anything for my family, yet, I have a dream, that one day I will travel to wherever i want to. And you could help me. As much as I was sarching for travels the prices go from 1500 up to 2000 euros. That would be approximately from 1600 to 2200 USD dollars. To some people that might seem as a little amount of money, but that’s a lot of money for me. And i would be grateful if you could donate that to me. You know, you would help a person to see things in life, that he could grab on and hold on to it. no matter how hard life could get.
My name is Jenn and for the past few years, I’ve had an urge to follow my dreams that only gets stronger each day. I’ve always worked hard for what was “expected” of me—I always did quite well in school and received both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in a field I’ve been working in since I was 19. Throughout college and grad school, I often worked full-time in addition to maxing out my credits, because I liked being busy and felt I needed the work experience for a successful life. But lately, working a 9 to 5 has left me wanting more. Even though I enjoy the work I do, I find myself sitting in my cubicle daydreaming about being anywhere else. Day after day, 40 hours a week.
What I daydream about is traveling full-time. Since I was 19, I’ve worked harder than most of my peers (at my day job in addition to school, freelancing, babysitting and a social life) and all of this work made it possible for me to save up for my travels. I’ve paid my way through 6 continents and 25 countries in the last 5-6 years. I’m aware that makes me luckier than most, but it’s not for lack of long hours and hard work. But I find myself being addicted to travel Instagram accounts, watching hours and hours of YouTubers (like yourself) documenting what makes them happy, and researching future travels. So now, at 25, my next adventure is to do a round-the-world trip. I’m not 100% where I’ll end up (but I have a long list of places I dream of everyday) or how long this adventure will last, but I’ve decided that it’s time to stop living the dream everyone tells me is correct. I plan to document my trip with regular blogs or videos (or both).
I might be young, but my travels up until this point have educated me to what else is out there in the world, and that’s where I want to be. I want to teach English, aide in the rescue and protection of animals, help set up schools, help build homes, deliver clean drinking water and supplies—I want to make the world a better place with any small contribution I can manage. But this will not come cheap and I’m already pinching my pennies wherever possible. Any donations would go to travel (flights/trains/etc.), accomodations, food, and spending money. I’m not quite sure when the trip will be, as it depends on how quickly I can fund it. (The sooner the better!) If there’s any chance you’d be willing to contribute $5, $10, or even $20 to helping someone achieve their dreams, I’d be so grateful. If not, thanks for taking the time to ready my story and have a great day!
Hi my name is Kate. My sister is 25 and she has a little girl aged 7 and in 2009 my sister was involved in a horrendous car accident. On her way to college, her car aquaplaned off the road and hit a wall. The ambulance crew scraped her off the road and brought her to A&E. My sister broke the c2 bone in her neck and was in a coma for a few weeks. Luckily she did wake up but went through gruelling physiotherapy to relearn how to walk, talk and do basically everything again.
The irony is, she was on her way to college to give a presentation on Road Safety. Her daughter was only 19 months at the time and on the day of the accident she was supposed to be travelling in the car so my sister would drop her to the creche. The poor police officers were looking for a baby in the ditches when they came on the scene as they saw a buggy and car seat in the car. Luckily my mother that day had the day off work and said she would look after my niece instead of her going to the creche.
My sister was doing a nursing degree and she had to take a year off to recover. The following year she went back to college to finish her course. She graduated with her degree and now is studying a Masters in Occupational Therapy. The accident has left her with a head injury in that she gets tired very easily, she needs help alot to look after my niece. She had to move back into the family home so my family could babysit and because she cant afford to move into somewhere by herself. At the moment she only gets very little money to live on and all extra money goes towards college fees and books and I would love to treat them to a trip to Disneyland as my niece loves Mickey and Minnie mouse. They haven’t been on a holiday anywhere since the accident.
I’m not asking for a lot, just if there is any generous people out there that could maybe donate or sponsor a trip or whatever amount you can donate, I would be more than grateful. We are an honest and decent hard working family that just needs a little help at the moment.
Thanks for reading
I’m a lady who has beaten breast cancer and I want to travel see some of this Beautifull world that we live in I’m also a mum to four Beautifull children two of who have health problems I just need some time out I hope to live on as I’m not done yet with my life just want to put my feet in the warm ocean feel the cool breeze on my skin I love Beautifull scenery just want to see it for real much love JX
Helll my name is Jade, I am 24 years old and live in the South of England! I am a qualified level 3 Florist, I specialise in weddings, Funerals and Celebrations! ?? I have been a florist since the young age of 15 when I left School with not the best of grades but wanted to do something different as I have creative mind and a good eye for Art! I have worked in a few different shops and made some absolutely beautiful things! Unfortunately though the wage of a Florist isn’t the best and it’s a struggle for me to pay my rent and bills let alone save enough to start my travels! And it doesn’t matter how hard I work as a Florist, even through the night at times when there are big Weddings, it doesn’t increase my pay. I do it because I love it and am passionate about nature and making people smile …. ?
I wont lie to you and say I’m Ill or have problems as I don’t. I am just looking for some help in my medical bills, insurance etc whilst i go travelling! I want to see the World, I want to show the people in foreign countries things they’ve never seen before! I want to help those that need to be helped .
I appreciate any little helps!
You can check me out at www.facebook.com/Jadee92
just to prove I’m a real person ??