I hate to ask for money, but I am unsure what to do right now. I have worked full time at the same place for over 15 years. I am working on a promotion at that job, have started a side business and have plans for another. My husband also works full time at a job he has had for over 20 years. We have three children and spend the time we are not working taking them to activities and school.
My reason for asking- we both have 10 year old cars. My husband’s car has recently developed a problem with the transmission and is undriveable. We are not able to get it fixed right now so we have been using my 10-year-old car to get the kids back and forth to school. This includes taking my son in college back and forth (about 3 hours away). My car is now making a noise, and it seems like the transmission is about to give in it as well. It is hard enough just having 1 car and 100 different directions to go in, but it will be impossible if we lose that car too. I would love to be able to have enough money to have it checked out before something significant breaks. If I could get my husband’s car fixed, we would be in a much better position.
My husband suffers from anxiety and depression but most days he makes it with medication. However, this situation is causing a bit of a roller coaster ride right now, as he feels we cannot ever do enough to get ahead. I feel we have exhausted our options at this point and could use anything right now.
We are working on getting back on our feet due to debt we have taken on many years ago. Most of what we get in goes toward that and just normal bills to keep going so there just is not extra to fix these cars. My goal is to get out of the financial drain we are in so we have money put aside for emergencies like this.
We are good people; we are struggling like many others. Never in my life did I think I would ever ask anyone for help, especially from strangers on the internet. It causes me a great deal of stress to ask for help. I have always been the helper, volunteer, one to donate. It also stresses me out that I am not in a position to do for others right now. If any of you could help me achieve this, I would be forever grateful and would pay it forward as soon as possible.