Someone I knew growing up is getting married. A mutual friend suggested that I come to the wedding since another friend of ours wouldn’t be able to make it. After lots of thinking, I decided “why not? it’ll be fun.”
I saved up for the wedding, paying for my round trip flight, paid my friend the compensation for the AirBNB, my clothes (I didn’t have any wedding-appropriate attire, so I went looking), and other things… including a date.
As time passes, I just work to live, waiting for my next paycheck; meanwhile I still provide for myself regarding food and drinks, regular daily things. Small purchases, but 2-4 times a day can take away a lot.
My clothes for the wedding came in, (ordered online), and several times came too big, so that means several returns and exchanges. Then my date tells me she got an amazing job opportunity and won’t make it to the wedding due to being out of town. I tell her it’s okay, but like anyone else would be, I was pretty bummed.
Receiving my paycheck gets complicated sometimes. There was a point where I got paid and had over $1k, but a few days later, (after pending charges were posted) I woke up with $0 in my checking account. By fear and anxiety, I used the savings to get by, but still had funds to cover regarding car insurance since I was in an accident weeks ago and had to pay off the repair process.
Yes, I called the bank regarding the issue, and there was an explanation that resulted in the fact that I couldn’t do anything about it.
I told my friends about the situation I got myself into, and in doing so, the groom decided to cut me from the wedding. With all the money I spent, I fought to keep my spot since we’ve already made it this far; but even though I was closer and closer to a solution, he insisted to cut me off and said “stop harassing me.”
Long story short, I don’t even have $50 left in my bank account and am barely holding on a thread. There’s no more wedding for me to attend, but after requesting off of work and all the effort in making it to this trip, I decided to make my own plans.
I don’t get paid until August 27, and I STILL currently have pending funds that need to get paid off before they post. I’m afraid my card will decline and reach a negative balance if I wait too long. So please, if there’s any chance you can help me… Thank you.