I am twenty seven years old and in need of any financial assistance you are willing to offer.
My current job pays $10/hr. I work full time, but the amount of hours has been thinning out over the past month. I also make a small amount of money selling my art on stickers and T-shirts online ($80 every two months avg.). I recently interviewed for a much better job as a dietary assistant for my local hospital which will enable me to make $13/hr. is full time and offers regular overtime!
We just got our first house and while I had saved all of my money, I ended up having to invest most of it to make the house livable. We got it for a great price because it was vacant for 5 years, and was previously owned by a hoarder.
I’ve invested all of my savings, blood sweat and tears into cleaning the house out, patching holes, bringing the gutters and fence up to code, and laying new flooring.
Early last month we received a few letters from the city about potential fines for the property being in such poor condition. I included a photo of one of the letters, but I marked out the previous owner’s name and the street address because I’m not sure If that’s safe to share. I’m filled with hope that we can make this into a home, it’s a beautiful house and I’m honestly just so thankful to have it.
While I would be ecstatic to receive even one dollar Ideally I would need $300-600 until I can start my new job on the 20th of this month.
I had to renew my tags and pay the electric & water bills this month. My funds are so limited I’m likely to be eating spaghetti for breakfast lunch and dinner until I get a paycheck 2 weeks from the 20th. I have two rescue cats and they get to eat before I do!
I currently have half a tank of gas, so I will need to fill up to make it to and from work. I have no children and most of my family has already passed away. I do not drive anywhere except to and from my job. I live minimally and do not spend money on anything non-essential.
My grandparents have all passed on, my mother has a crippling drug addiction and we have not spoken in several years. My father was able to offer me a small amount of money, but he doesn’t make a huge amount and I know he has his own health and financial problems. I don’t want him to know that my current situation is as dire as it is because my little sister has 4 children and is pregnant with her first girl. My father loves his grandbabies and I don’t want to take any money from him that could go to helping my sister and her family.
I have never been one to ask for help and it has hurt my mental health severely. I decided to focus and really take ownership for myself two years ago. I now have my car paid off and a house full of new responsibilities. The minimum wage in my area is very low, there are plenty of job opportunities right now, but none pay a living wage for my location. I’ve exhausted ideas for making money through any side-hustle I could manage.
I have worked full time for over a decade now, I always pay my bills on time, I bought a car and a house the slow way, even skipped the part about having children of my own. I feel so conflicted because this is where I’m supposed to be in life, but I’m only just hanging on. Choosing between my medicine, the bills, or food every paycheck.
Please please, If you are in a position to offer any assistance, do so. My anxiety is so high I can’t sleep at night. I’m so hungry that I dream about my favorite restaurant. Thank you so much for your time spent reading this!