My name is Michael. I’m 57 and I’ve always worked hard, always been employed. My problems began about 4 years ago after some family members passed away.
I left a pretty good job to come back to my current home, which is a very rural property with a mobile home. With no one left to care for this place, it would have fallen down to worthless in no time. I’ve completely paid off this property and intend to retire here. I had been living on my savings and proceeds from my 401k for several years but that’s all gone now. Most of my work experience is in the sewing industry but there exists virtually none of that here. That, combined with some health issues I’ve been having, has limited my work to part-time jobs. Oh, and I have no medical insurance now, so I can no longer afford my blood pressure medications. In spite of these issues I was doing alright working part-time in a small factory in a town 45 minutes from here.
Then things took a very bad turn. My only vehicle broke down. It appears to be a cracked block or head problem. So, I cannot get to work. Others have tried to help. My part-time boss lent me an old car. After I got it home it never started again. Another friend lent my their very old pickup truck. It broke down right away. It really seems like everywhere I turn I’m hitting roadblocks. Nobody in my family has ever been wealthy and my sisters have loaned all they can afford. My bills, minimal as they are, keep coming. I feel quite stuck, which is why I’m turning to this website hoping some good people out there can find it in their hearts to help. I’m hoping for maybe $2500.00 for a decent used car.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!