I am in a mountain of debt for a variety of reasons. I have $128,996 worth of debt not including my mortgage. I’m about to lose my home. I have had so many obstacles to overcome the past few years. I’m 51 years old and a year away from being able to retire. I’m not afraid of work. I’ve been applying for numerous jobs online to supplement my income but to no avail. My current job prevents me from seeking a brick and mortar job because of my schedule. I’m an Athletic Trainer at a local high school. I’ve worked at this school for 27 years. I’m very giving of my time and skills to a multitude of student athletes as well as anyone asking me for help. In the past 6 years I’ve gone through a heartbreaking breakup with my girlfriend of nearly 20 years. In the past year she chose to become pregnant through AI without my knowledge. I began trying to help her in purchasing items for what turns out as twins. She gave birth a month ago but had severe complications which almost resulted in her death. Thankfully everyone has recovered and is doing well. In the past 6 years I’ve also lost my father in which I was trying to care for him during COVID but once I returned to work I had to move him in with my brother. At the beginning of the school year this year I had a student athlete collapse and pass away during a workout. Needless to say I’ve had a lot of emotional trying times recently. I’ve been in counseling for nearly a year. That is a portion of my debt. The greatest portion is trying to become a day trader. I have lost all control in pursuing this endeavor. I think I was throwing myself into learning to day trade to compensate for all the loss I have been experiencing. I also felt if I could make money day trading I could help my ex with the twins. I could help my daughter pay for her wedding. I simply want to stop drowning. I don’t want to lose my home. I want to get out of debt and turn things around and help someone else in need. I’d love to be able to be a financial coach and prevent others from falling into the same hole I’ve fallen into. I just need to get my head above water. I’m at a desperation point.