Hello, I am 19 years old and currently in a really tight spot. I am due in about a month and my fiancé and I literally don’t have any money. We’ve been working hard and trying to find jobs that pay well but I haven’t been able to work much throughout this pregnant due to complications. My fiancé doesn’t even make over $2000 a month and we live in the california bay area, so that isn’t nearly enough to get a place with. Our car recently broke down, and now my fiancé doesn’t have a way to get to and from work. And now, i don’t have transportation in case I go into labor or there’s some sort of emergency. Luckily, he has job leads right now that will increase our monthly income and once I start working again, we can get back on our feet. But we don’t have much time to save; my parents have given us until April to save money and find a place until we need to move out. I am due 2/27, there’s literally no way we can save enough money in time. My grandma loaned us $2000 to buy a car, and is charging us 6% interest every month until we can pay her back. But we want to pay that off as soon as we can so the interest doesn’t start adding up.
I would like to go to school to get my phlebotomy certificate sometime this year. There’s a 10 week course offered at my community college, I am beginning to apply for scholarships and grants but I don’t know if i will qualify, or if it will cover the entire cost (which is about $3500).
However school is not a necessity right now. Right now, we need money to pay back the loan, and a few thousand to move out when my fiancé can find a stable, decent paying job.
Thank you very much for reading, take care!