Thank you for taking the time to read this. It truly means more than you know.
My husband and I had a hard start to our young adult life, and were never given anything. We’ve worked hard, always. We’ve been together since I was 16 (I’m now 36), and our troubles started shortly after.
I got my first job at 15 and have worked all my life. Most of my earnings as a teen went to my divorced mother, and I had 2 younger siblings in the house. I had no savings from this, no start to real life.
I then had to quit my first year of community college (I wanted to be a nurse, to help people) to work 2 jobs to help my divorced mother pay our mortgage after she went through a nervous breakdown, so that my younger siblings could keep their home and familiar life. I didn’t want them to have trauma from what we were going through. I helped raise them the best I could being 19 years old, while also taking care of my mother during this time as well. My husband (then boyfriend) also helped with the household finances.
After we eventually both moved out, we moved in with my husbands ailing grandmother, as she was now in a wheelchair and unable to live alone. We helped her to our best for 7 years.
Eventually, we got married and were able to buy a house. My husband is a contractor and owns a small construction business and I work full time for a marketing systems management company.
Unfortunately, we have never been able to get ahead financially, and have been living week by week all this time. We fell behind on bills many times, had things shut off and fear of losing vehicle and even our home before. We are stuck in a vicious circle. We pay our bills, but end up without money after and then have to use credit cards to live off of. Now, having 2 kids, we are drowning in debt that we’ve never been able to really pay off since we were young.
We need help to get out of this hole once and for all, and then we can be a little ahead and hopefully fix our lives, for our kids.
Please consider helping. We are good people that just need a little help to finally get ahead and stay that way.