I have 2 great announcements and the rest are struggles. My boyfriend and I are getting married this year and we have a baby on the way! We would really appreciate a baby/wedding donation to help me with my bills while I am unable to work. I don’t exactly have “sob stories” but I have managed to live out the true American dream of being in debt!
Over the past 5 years I’ve accumulated more than 1/3 of a million dollars in debt. I made a few large purchases to better my and my family’s life. I am stubbornly independent and really try to never ask for help, but I would really appreciate anything at this point.
In case you were wondering how I managed to accumulate my debt, this is my story:
I furthered my education at a tech school, earning a BS in Construction Management and started my debt ($95k). I had a great time and it opened my eyes to new experiences and showed me how amazing traveling is. I had been working dead end jobs and after getting fired from a yogurt shop, I decided to go to school.
My dad passed away a few years after I graduated. He had been out of a job for a couple years and delved into a dark depression which he fueled with vast amounts of alcohol. After he committed suicide my mom couldn’t afford the house because she was also out of a job and the house they did have was in such bad shape that she was basically underwater from it. So I paid off her liens and put a down payment on her new house, which I make 75% of the monthly payments, which was not the deal we had but her job doesn’t pay much. ($100k)
My fiancé and I purchased a house($165k) and I adopted his 3 children. We have one on the way now (my first) and are also working on updating and renovating our house ($15k) which desperately needs it.
I am now very concerned about paying my bills, and figure I have 3 months before I won’t actually be able to pay them anymore and it scares me a lot. I have 2 jobs but it just isn’t enough anymore. Especially because we will need to buy a 3 row sear car after the baby is born, and my fiances current car stopped working 2 days ago! It’s really pouring down on me right now and I would love the help! Thanks!