Hi anyone reading, I’m so embarrassed to even consider this but I need help. This year has been tough, I had a mild break down at the start of the year caused by many issues, I suffer from endometriosis, asthma, psoriasis, fibromyalgia as well as working full time, raising my son and dealing with my husbands issues, this resulted in myself being off work for nearly 6 months although I’m fairly lucky with my job as I received full sick pay the whole time. I managed to get myself back to a state where I was able to return to work but it’s still a daily struggle. The one constant that keeps me going is my 4 year old son, I’m biased I know but he’s the most amazing, gorgeous, clever little boy and he is my absolute world, he’s the reason I’m mainly doing this. He loves his home and doesn’t want to leave.
my husband has issues putting it mildly. He’s had an alcohol problem for a while now and although he’s ‘functioning’ he has had health problems this last year, mainly seizures which has in turn resulted in job loses due to health and safety risks. 🙄 this has been an obviously hit to our income and as hard as I’ve tried I’m now really out of options, as I work I can’t claim any so called ‘crisis loans’ as these things are only for people on benefits. I get penalised for working and don’t get any help at all, even with husband out of work according to the government I apparently earn enough to pay all the bills and rent and have enough to feed and support a family. I would absolutely love to see one of them try it and see how they fare. Oh and another kicker with husband out of work I’ll lose my sons Pre school funding so he’ll lose out on time there before starting school in September. This would also then put additional strain on my mother in law who looks after my son for me while I’m at work and he’s not at Pre school.
Im stuck for the rent money this month (£700) usually the husbands wages pay this while mine does the rest. Just this months and I’m sure we’ll get through, hopefully husband has work in the next couple of weeks and we can get back on track scrapping through but surviving. Feel like I’m in a never ending battle sometimes but I have to get through it for my little boy so please anything, please anything at all is appreciated.
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My name is Jordan, I work for the NHS and because of the kind of person I am, helping others has caused my financial situation to spiral.
LONG ABOUT ME:
Unfortunately my debt was almost guaranteed from the moment I left primary school. For about 2 years in primary school and for a further 3 after that, I was a carer for my Great Grandfather. After my Great Grandmother died, my Grandfather began to develop Alzheimer’s disease, meaning someone needed to be there for him to make sure he ate, showered, took his pills and got ready for bed. I did this for him, for about 5 years before his Alzheimer’s got to bad that we needed to send him to a home.
Being a member of a family with 5 children, we didn’t have a lot of money, both my parents worked full time to try and provide for us, so we could not afford the cost of a care home, the only way to find this was to sell his family home, little did I know, that he had me down in the will to be left this home after he passed.
He remained at the care home for a couple of years, and I did visit as often as I could but being a non driver then, it was difficult to get around. After he passed away, I used a part of the sale of the home to pay for his funeral and burial, so he could be with my Grandmother again, this still left over £70,000 to my name. At this point I was about 18 years old, so my sights weren’t quite set for the future, and I remember seeing my parents struggle for all these years, and I wanted to help, with the remaining £70,000 I payed off every debt in their name, and had a little left over to give £2,000 each to get a new car, go on a much needed holiday and spend sometime with just the 2 of them.
A few years went by, I started working at a supermarket up the road from me, whilst I was studying and I met my current Girlfriend, Kim. It was like the movies, where they say that love is at first sight, but a few months passed before I saw her again after the first time, and in this time I managed to save enough to take her out on a date. After 6 months of dating, my parents asked if I could stay at hers for a little while, as they were planning on trying to rearrange the house slightly, because 7 people in a 3 bed house is very cramped, so of course it was no problem. Little did I know, that a little while would become 4 years!
Kims family accepted me in with open arms for a couple of years, but after this I new I had massively overstated my welcome and the forceful need to live together after 6 months and at 20 years old was taking its toll on our relationship, so I moved out again. The problem was, I didn’t have anywhere to move to. I had got my drivers license a few year prior, so I had a car to drive around in, and a new job working in what I originally thought was aviation with my dad, but it turned out to being cleaning toilets and mopping floors. The pay was terrible, minimum wage and 15 hours a week, for someone that won’t receive benefits, is minimal. I spent a few months sleeping on a few friends sofas, and a few times back at my parents, but about a year of this was spent sleeping in my car outside of work. During this period I moved to my current role working for the ambulance service, I was based a few minutes drive from my parents house, so could easily return there for a few hours to shower and wash clothes. I never complained, as I see people everyday that have it a lot harder than I did, even with no home, money or food to my name, I still made sure I helped the people on the streets as much as I could with food water and clean clothes, because although I have nowhere to live, I still have a warm place to work and a car to drive.
After I had gone through this difficult period, I started to get some real money to my name, and my Grandad had taken me for a year, so I started to get my life back in order, I was still with Kim at this point, and everything was going swimmingly. I spent a few nights a week at her parents home and a few back my grandads whilst still working about 10 hours a day.
I got a promotion in from my current role, and moved up to dispatch the ambulances, meaning a little bit more came in each month. About a year went by again, and Kim had some news…
Kim was pregnant! I panicked, I’m not financially stable enough to support myself let alone a child! I sold everything I owned, downgraded my car, and picked up as many hours as I possibly could, covering shifts of around 18 hours 7 days a week, I bought a ring, and was ready to propose. 4 months into the pregnancy we lost the baby. My heart sunk, I couldn’t get out of bed for a week or 2, I couldn’t eat I couldn’t sleep, all I could do was cry and wonder what my baby would have grown up to be.
With the money I had from selling everything I took Kim away on a holiday, we needed it. We went to Paris, we stayed in a hotel that overlooked the Eiffel Tower and we went there for dinner. I had underestimated the cost of it all, I had payed for the flights and told her it was all sorted, the hotel charge more than stated on their website as they said that was last months package, and the charge had tripled! €700 a night! I had no one to turn to ask for that kind of money, we stayed an extra night and they airline allowed dis to push back the flight, so I could try and resolve it all. I only had 2 options, a loan, or a credit card. I opted for the card as the APR was 0% for the first 18 months, I figured I could pay that off before then, so I left Paris with a credit card debt of about £3,500.
When I got back to uk I started working on the debt, but one night on my way home from work my car skidded on some ice and wrote it off. The insurance company wouldn’t pay, and I had no money for a car to get to work to pay of the debt, so I had to use my credit card to pay for a new one. Now I’m driving the car to work to pay of the debt thats for the car to drive to work.
I got the debt down to around £1,00 when Kim told me she wanted to move in together, now it wasn’t your typical moving in, Kim was also pursuing a career she had always wanted as a cabin crew. Her company informed us in November that she need to live within 45 minutes of the airport, unfortunately we were an 1hr and a half away. So we needed to move if it’s what she really wanted. She did, so we did. She started her job in January, so in about a month over Christmas we needed to find a deposit and a way of renting somewhere, kim had some savings that we used for a deposit and we moved into a 1 bed flat that costs about £895 which is about average for the area. My company would allow a transfer to closer base too, but until then I had to stay put.
About 4 months went by before I could move, and when it finally happened I new deep down I didn’t want to go, I rarely saw my family as it was, and moving further away meant I would never see them. I had just started getting a hobby too, building guitars with my grandad, and moving meant giving that up, but I’d made her a promise and I couldn’t go back on that.
I officially moved in in June last year, and my transfer went through, but it meant a £300 pay cut. With Kim on a small wage aswell, our rent and bills took almost 80% of our total income. So I again needed to use that credit card to pay for things like food, petrol, and travel.
A lot of our furniture for the home was picked up off gumtree and Facebook for free, but a few things we had to pay for, like a mattress and duvets, all of that went into the credit card. After about 6 month, that took it up to about £4,500 back on my credit card.
In December last year I crashed my car again. The same thing happened again! A small patch of ice and the whole car flipped! Obviously again my insurance would pay for it, and I NEEDED a car again for work so I had no other option…I had to get it on my credit card. I’ve got £7,500 on my card with it rising every time I need to eat.
Christmas came and went, and I couldn’t afford anything for anyone, so it was a miserable experience for everyone, I tried to do a Christmas dinner with Kims alcoholic dad, but it turned to shambles when he found the wine from when we moved in.
A few days ago my grandad, the one that took me in off the streets, was found passed away in his home, he’d been unwell for a while, but I haven’t been around to spend time with him, so it has hit me hard.
My new car has been going wrong and needs about £2,00 worth of work on it, and I need to find money to feed myself and Kim aswell get fuel to get work and to the funeral when it comes.
I don’t want to be homeless again.
SHORT ABOUT ME:
I currently work for the south central ambulance service, and on average work about 80 hours per week, so I struggle to find time to see any family members. I moved out and my wages aren’t covering the cost of my food and petrol bills along with rent costs and bills. I have looked into downsizing my home, but it is only one bedroom and is the cheapest I have seen! I was homeless for about a year, thought I’d got my finances in order, but I’m heading back that way. I’m £7,500 in debt with more payments coming up because of car problems, and having to buy food and fuel. I’ve helped my family in the last to get out of their debts but unfortunately they can’t return the favour. I haven’t had the easiest of lives, but I know that there are many many more people that are worse of them me, So I make sure every Thursday I bring food to my local homeless shelter to help out as much as I can.
Ive used loans and credit cards to pay for everything I need, but I slowly getting to a point of crippling debt.
If you could spare anything it would be a massive help to try and get everything back into shape.
Thank you for taking the time to read, and thank you for anything you offer, I am a incredibly great full for everything
I would like to first of all I would like to thank you for just taking the time out to read this. About 3 years ago I moved to a new city for work about 2 hours away from where I was living. The first school year I let my son stay with my family until I got everything ready for us both. So when he came to live with me full time and school started he could not adapt to his new school we were from a very small town and moving to the city with no family or friends it was a culture shock and just a shock to all his senses. So he finished the school year and begged to go back to the small town we were from to finish out high school so I allowed it. When I originally moved I thought it would be a goid change because my father had just passed away and when my son left I felt all alone realizing I never allowed myself to deal with my father’s death. I fell into a deep depression, I couldn’t sleep started staying up for days at a time getting nervous every time I left my home to the point it became debilitating. Needless to say I ended up losing my job then losing my home. In the midst of it I did seek help I was diagnosed with depression, ptsd, and anxiety I did seek a second opinion and was diagnosed with the same thing. I’ve been seeing a psychologist and a therapist. I have been living in a shelter for the past 2 months, I have never been homeless my son has no clue that I am in shelter neither does the rest of my family. I come from a poor but prideful family I was taught you don’t ask for things you make due with what you have and if you dont have it then you don’t need it. I pushed my pride all the way to the side because if I would have asked for help earlier I wouldn’t be where I am now, I’m realizing it’s not a bad thing to ask for help we all need help with something at some point in our lives and it does not make you weak it actually makes you smart. I am seeking $3,500 to pay first months rent security deposit and pay my rent for a few months and so I can get a few pieces of furniture like a bed a couch and table and chairs. I thank you so much for taking your time to read this I am still working on my mental health however I am able to get up and go to work it’s very hard to try to save up what you need living here all shelters aren’t 100% free. I don’t get in in time for dinner so I have to eat out almost every day because we don’t have access to a kitchen here that’s 1 of the many expenses I didn’t expect to have in a shelter. Im not complaining things could be so much worse. I’m thankful that I have a roof over my head but I really need to have my own space so my son can come back and start staying weekends with me.
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Hi anyone reading, I’m so embarrassed to even consider this but I need help. Let me explain a bit. This year has been tough, I had a mild break down at the start of the year caused by many issues (I suffer from endometriosis, asthma, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, work full time, raising my son and dealing with my husband) , this resulted in myself being off work for nearly 6 months although I’m fairly lucky with my job as I received full sick pay the whole time. I managed to get myself back to a state where I was able to return to work but it’s still a daily struggle. The one constant that keeps me going is my 4 year old son, I’m biased I know but he’s the most amazing, gorgeous, clever little boy and he is my absolute world, he’s the reason I’m mainly doing this. He loves his home and doesn’t want to leave.
my husband has issues putting it mildly. He’s had an alcohol problem for a while now and although he’s ‘functioning’ he has had health problems this last year, mainly seizures which has in turn resulted in job loses due to health and safety risks. 🙄 this has been an obviously hit to our income and as hard as I’ve tried I’m now really out of options, as I work I can’t claim any so called ‘crisis loans’ as these things are only for people on benefits. I get penalised for working and don’t get any help at all, even with husband out of work according to the government I apparently earn enough to pay all the bills and rent and have enough to feed and support a family. I would absolutely love to see one of them try it and see how they fare. Oh and another kicker with husband out of work I’ll lose my sons 30hr Pre school funding so he’ll lose out on time there before starting school in September. This would also then put additional strain on my mother in law who looks after my son for me while I’m at work and he’s not at Pre school.
Im stuck for the rent money this month (£700) usually the husbands wages pay this while mine does the rest. Just this months and I’m sure we’ll get through, hopefully husband has work in the new year and we can get back on track scrapping through but surviving. Feel like I’m in a never ending battle sometimes but I have to get through it for my little boy so please anything, please anything at all is appreciated.
Thank you for reading and thank you even more if you give.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to hear our story.
I don’t know why it is that everything falls apart at the same time, but it seems the way of things.
10 Months ago while I was working and taking care of things, my husband who had dealt for years with a horrible addiction to pornography had finally lost his job. I was working from home. I have been working remotely for many years because my son is emotionally disabled and requires a caregiver. He has every imaginable acronym. OCD, PTSD, ODD, Bipolar disorder, ADHD. He’s been under psychiatric care and requires medication obviously.
My husband left to go live in a nice little seaside trailer in a retirement community in Florida. I had been working so many hours that I was giving him the money to take care of the bills. All of the time he was hiding it. His family pays literally everything for him. He loves in luxury pretty much completely free. So… why get a job?
Meanwhile, I was here keeping the home. I found after he left that he had left all of the bills to include the 1K rent payment 2 months behind. Both the landlord and myself believed he was looking for work that would be transferrable back home. In November at Thanksgiving, my job terminated all of the American workers and sent the work overseas because they said for every one of us they could have 6 workers and would pay far less doing it this way.
Of course, getting work during the holiday season is near impossible although in trying I did get set for a job to begin on the 15th of January. But if I am evicted, I will have to be out of my home by then.
I need help quickly if I do not want to drag my emotionally ill son into the street in less than two weeks. My husband will not come back here now that there is an eviction soon. At this point, he can stay where he is and I will just have to attempt to get him to pay alimony. Not that I can do that obviously, if I had the money for a lawyer, I would pay my rent.
I cannot approach my landlord with less than 2000.00. I am doing everything in my power NOT to get into the streets because once that happens I’ll never get out. My son is emotionally ill. My credit is poor only because of medical bills I don’t have credit cards. I just want to keep the roof over my head, work 2 jobs and get somewhere.
My home is old but big enough I could likely get a roommate or help another homeless person who may be on disability but just can’t find a place to be, we could all work together for a greater good.
Please help me with this. By the grace of God I can continue to help others as I have all of my life. I was that person, when I was young that would crawl under bridges and give meals to the homeless. I’m trying fund raising so far to no avail. I’ve never asked for help before, but please help me keep my son safe and get back on my feet. I can do it if I have the chance. Thank you for the time you’ve spent here listening to this insanity. Please help me. I’m in Greensboro, NC if you’re close.
I am willing to make this a loan and repay it as soon as possible.
I know that you must receive thousands of these types of requests, from many people, most who just want a free lunch! This is not the case here, and with full disclosure, I am hoping that the small amount I am asking for would get me back on the other side of the fence.
To begin with, I am not expecting to hear back from anyone or even get any support, but after weeks of anguish, and trying everything from crowdfunding, Facebook groups, and direct emails, I thought, it is time to try here.
Now to really understand how I got myself to this point, asking for support is a long story, a very long story.
I am an Australian, currently 57 years old, with a 5-year-old Colombian child, who decided to visit South America for a 10-week vacation in 2012. After enjoying my initial experience I decided to extend my time and see more of the continent. I ended up in Colombia after visiting many of the countries, where, in 2014, I found out that I was the father of a beautiful little boy, named Ian.
At this point, I had to make a decision, either be part of his life or go back home to Australia and live a good life working in a well-paid industry. I decided to do the responsible thing and stay, thinking it should be easy, boy! was I wrong.
There was no romantic involvement with the mother, I only stayed in Colombia to assist in the upbringing of my son and to give him every chance in life by being bilingual for his future, giving him more opportunities to secure work in Western countries.
Now, most people would think that was a commendable thing to do, and I thought it would not be a problem being the father of a Colombian national, once again wrong. Here in Colombia to gain residency, you needed the mother to sign a document saying that I was diligent in my duties and paying maintenance, which I was, but she simply refused to sign any documents.
Being in Colombia it was impossible to gain any employment whilst being here on a tourist visa, so to keep up with my responsibilities, I started to work online as an English teacher. The next problem was the time allowed to stay in the country, which was 180 days in a calendar year. This started another saga, where I had to flip between Venezuela and Colombia every 3 months.
In June 2015 there was an incident, where unprovoked, the mother violently assaulted me and caused extensive damage to my teeth as well as other injuries, where everything changed.
I was earning $500 US a month from my online teaching and the dental repair was going to cost me 550,000 pesos, roughly $2000 US. On top of paying my rent, food, and maintenance, this was going to take some time to fix. I had the temporary acrylic silicone crowns put on, but never made it, to get the porcelain crowns, anyhow I am not here for that, my need is more into the hardship realm.
Many things have happened since that time period. Being a foreigner, I was always a target for robberies on a regular basis, stealing cell phones and laptops, always costing me more and more, eventually exhausting all the savings that I had.
Whilst my mother was still alive, when I really needed help, she was always there to help me. Sadly, she passed away on the 2nd of April 2017 and I have no other family to ask. The next major problem was the conflict between Venezuela and Colombia where they closed the borders, which in effect, forced me into an illegal alien status, in the wrong country, Venezuela. I had to get my way back into Colombia and try to gain assistance from the Australian embassy, which fell on deaf ears, as they did not assist in family matters regarding my son. Here is the response I received – Andrzej, you will need to talk to Migracion Colombia about work rights and work visas for people in your situation. The Australian Embassy cannot advise on Colombian migration laws and rules.
OK, what next? I tried everything I could, with no outcome in the positive. I was living in Colombia, I had no contact with my son and I was always worried about immigration. The online work was the only thing keeping me alive and living with a hope for change. I have suffered deep depression over that time period, but have kept going, trying to make a change in my life and for the life of my son.
The change did come when the grandfather obtained legal custody of my son, and being a reasonable man wanted to help me with this situation. Not in a financial way, but by giving me the documents needed to gain residency here in Colombia, and spend time with my son. This was a wonderful gesture, but once again I did not have the money to pay for the process. So at this point, I have unfinished dental work needing completion, still living here illegally and currently out of work with no form of income at all.
I am not asking for money for my residential visa, I am not asking for money to fix my teeth, which sadly looks worse due to an accident just before Christmas which knocked out 4 of the silicone crowns, I am asking for assistance to simply pay my upcoming rent in January, due on the 5th – 2020, to avoid more issues and becoming homeless in a country far away from home.
I have documents (rental agreement, dental receipt, etc) and photos to support my story and am ”begging” for the mere amount of $500 US to pay my rent, pay for my son’s school fees and buy some food. I know that I will have work in the New Year, and I know that I will be back in a manageable situation, and not being in this current position.
So if this falls into the category of financial hardship and there is some way that anyone, someone can do anything to help, it would not only help me, but it will help the spiritual and educational life of a 5-year-old boy.
Andrzej (Andrew) Mula
I am also willing to work for any donations in my field as a Desktop Support Technician or anyone needing help in obtaining their IELTS exam and English lessons, as I am currently a certified TESOL instructor with over 7 years of teaching experience online.
I lost my job of almost 11 years in May of 2019. I was able to find employment during the summer, but that ended in early October. Since then I have used my SS income and savings to pay bills, but my savings are almost gone.
The company I worked for during the summer has offered me a position, but it will not start until January 13th. The first paycheck would not be issued until the last week of January.
Before coming to this site to ask for money, I have done odd jobs, sold belongings, pawned belongings and asked family and friends for help.
My rent was due on January 1st, but there is no late charge if it is paid by the 5th (or the next business day if the 5th is on a weekend or holiday). Even with everything I have done to gather enough to pay the rent, I am $237 short of having enough to pay the full amount, and they do not accept partial payments.
I am humbly and respectfully asking for any financial help you can spare so that I can pay my rent. I would be grateful beyond measure.
Thank you, to this site, and to the person reading this.
Hello, my name is Jeralee. I am 20 years old. A little about me is that my life has been hard. My mom died when I was five years old so then I lived with my dad, our two dogs and our fish. I lived with my dad until I was 17 years old. That’s when my whole life changed. You see, my dad had been molesting me for years and I finally had enough. I told the police what was going on and had been going on. I had enough when one night I was in the shower and my dad came in and wouldn’t leave. I ran to my best friends house and told her everything. I then became a ward of the state and was put in a shelter where I spent Thanksgiving. I finally turned 18 years old and was on my own. I never had a place to call my own. I never really had at home. I have courage service for the last couple of years. I am alone. I was pregnant earlier this year but I lost her. This was after I had been told by the doctor that I didn’t have to worry about a miscarriage. I lost her less than eight hours later. So now it’s about to be the new year and my wife hasn’t gotten any easier. My state worker, well, my independent living worker made me move into like a halfway house, leaving behind everything. When I say everything, I mean everything Friends, school, and a great paying job. Now I have nothing and I’m struggling. I’m not gonna lie or sugarcoat anything. My life is falling apart more than ever before. On January 7, 2020 I will be put back on the streets in the middle of winter. No way of paying for shelter. I am currently waiting to hopefully get approved for disability. I have applied for multiple jobs and still have no luck. I know you don’t know me, but I ask for your help. I am someone’s daughter and someone sister and someone’s friend. I am suffering and I need help. I really hate asking for help. I wouldn’t ask for help if there was any other way, so I’m asking for your help. Anything will help. So please, if you could help I would appreciate it more than you will ever know! I believe in miracles, so maybe, just maybe, you can help. The money will go Rent and security deposit along with Food. I hope you have a great day.
My husband an I both have serious medical issues.
I have systemic lupus with stage 5 (there are 6 stages) and my kidney doctor said there isn’t anything we can do, just wait till I get to certain point and have to go on dialysis and kidney transplant. I am receiving social security disability.
My husband has ulcerative colitis and also Khrons disease. He has been off work for nearly 2 months. He is receiving short term disability but they are having issues with sending out checks until his doctor takes her time to get papers issued and we are sitting with bills to pay and no money to pay.
I am at my ends and just don’t know what else to do.
So all I can say is god bless and thank you advance.
Hello everybody im eric i am currently in a situation where i could really use some financial assistance i work seasonally for contractors as a subcontractor this year im running into a problem. I always set myself up at the end of each year to be able to make it through the winter without having to plow snow on call 24/7…
Well, this year a contractor i built a huge retaining wall really screwed me. Let me explain the situation… i price jobs out labor only (using my own tools, amd help) and the contractor supplies all the materials and equipment (skid steer/mini excavator)
Every now and then i get a request to help out with different parts of the projects (planting plants, landscape lighting, or even mulching)
What happened this year is i helped the contractor finish the entire job and he did not pay me any labor on the 3 weeks of extra work… when i submitted the final bill he elected to pay only half and if i didn’t like it then Take him to court, which i would have done but i had bills to pay and so did my help we reviewed one paycheck in 6 weeks and the final one was only half of what we earned …
My number one objective with my craft is to make sure the homeowner gets exactly what they want even if they request changes that makes my job harder knowing i already gave the contractor a set labor price. Customer satisfaction is a must especially since they have to look at it for the next 20-30 years …second i do my best to make life easy for the contractor, i handle everything on site, questions from the home owners mean everything past the selling of the job … soo after paying my help for 3 weeks of extra work that i didn’t get paid for it left me with 84 dollars for me to make it till spring… he said if i didnt like it i could take him to court.. when you havent had a pay day in juat about 4 weeks and the bills are due you kinda have to take what you can especially when another mams livelihood is on your shoulders..
So here i am on call 24/7 waiting to plow snow ….. BUT ITS JUST NOT SNOWING here in northeast ohio , my wife and i have sold all of our valuables just to try to make ends meet,even part time work and side gigs but they arent cutting it and the first of the month is right around the corner when all the bills are due once again. I am asking for anyone to please help us out, ive turned every which way for help bit it seems my options have ran out , im self employed so ite very hard for me to get a loan… i need help now more than ive ever imagined in my life, so if anyone out there has taken the time to read this and has a little extra to go around my family and I would be much appreciative below is a picture of the finished product
Please anything helps
Sincerely eric b
HI I am asking for financial help I lost my job 3 weeks. I managed to get a part time job which is the only thing in my area. I am struggling to pay my rent an utilities an I have been denied government help. I am trying my best to do what I can I am currently on probation for disorderly conduct for threatening a guy who was shooting up heroin in front of my kids. I get my kids 3 days a week but it’s been a struggle paying for groceries. I owe 234 dollars on my court fines I get them payed off then I will be off probation. I also have 17 days to come up with 674 dollars for my rent. I dont know what I’m going to do I cant loose my apartment because I’ll have know where to go an I will not be able to keep my kids 3 days a week due to the fact I will be homeless. I’m not trying to ask for alot but anything helps I’m hoping to reach 900 dollars to get me caught up.
For almost two years I supported my husband as he recovered from a severe mental breakdown which peaked in a psychotic episode. The long periods of shifting moods and depression were tough to deal with even with the support of friends, and at times I wasn’t able to work as I often had to be present to ensure his safety at a number of dark moments. The very lowest point came on the eve of my 30th birthday that I spent in Accident and Emergency as his delusions had taken over and he posed an extreme risk to himself and others. Thankfully we were signposted to people who could help, but it all came at a cost, from outgoings on medications to lost work for both of us at certain points.
We have spent the longest time trying to maintain therapy costs and keep up with rent on a single wage.
We are finally at a point where he is well enough to return to work and although I’m immensely proud of how far he has come, the effect on our finances has been severe. We are at a point where we will struggle to make rent over the next few months as we wait for his first pay cheque. In the New Year I have tax bills coming that I haven’t been able to prepare for because of our situation over the last few years but I know that if we can just make the next few months rent of £600 for our one room apartment, we’ll be back in a position to be self sufficient and begin to make sound financial plans going forward.
His health and happiness is so important to me, and I’m desperate to keep him positive as he makes a huge step in returning to work and a better relationship with his family and friends. Any help would go a long way in getting us back to the point where we are looking after ourselves again, and therefore able to get back to social and community projects where we first met, and hopefully put us back in a place to pay it forward.
I have been working as many hours as I can, and yet I still am getting small paychecks. I’ve been trying to get a better job with better pay but most places require lots of experience that I don’t have yet. The holidays are coming in a week and I have no money to buy a single gift, let alone pay my bills. I also have a dog who is about 15 years old and she has gone blind and deaf because I haven’t had the money to take her to a vet. I can see that she’s in a lot of pain and it’s putting a lot of stress on me. I hate to see her in pain but I don’t want to see her go. I don’t even have the money to put her down even if that was my choice. I want to see another Christmas with her but I also want her to just feel better. She has grown up right next to me, I see her as a sister. I want to help my dog, I want to get my loved ones gifts for Christmas, and I need to pay my bills, most importantly.
I know it sounds like a list of complaints that everyone has but I am truly desperate. I even googled my way to this website. I have been staying up all night for the past two days trying to find ways to make money, legally. It’s been harder than I think. I wish I had more skills that pay well but I am just an average young girl who works and goes to school. My parents can’t afford to help me and I have no other source of money coming in. I have struggled financially all my life, but I am at the point where I’m afraid I’ll lose everything if I don’t get some sort of money to pay my bills. I am really just a young 20 year old girl trying to get by. I need help and absolutely anything helps. I would appreciate the help so much. I hope you find it in your heart to donate. I don’t expect to get much but I am putting the word out everywhere so that I can find SOME help. Thank you so much if you do send some money. I hope the world fills you with lots of joy and peace.
this is my paypal link: paypal.me/palmirafederico
Hi, I wish that I didn’t have to result to this but I am seriously stressed out. I am struggling to pay for my rent & other bills. I have only been able to pay for $200 of my rent & tomorrow I will be able to pay $400 of it. In total my rent is about $735, therefore I am missing $135 that has to be paid by the 20th of this month and I don’t get paid until the day after Christmas. I also am unable to pay for certain bills: electricity, internet, & insurance. My internet bill is $65.97 and my insurance bill is $13 (the electricity bill is not viewable yet). I can’t even pay for those bills because I literally have no money. It’s coming to a point where being a broke college student really sucks. I have a job however, it does not pay enough. I am only part time due to school therefore, I only receive about $350 a paycheck every 2 weeks and I am unable to save most of it because I have to take care of myself. I need food, hygiene products and etc. So, it would mean a lot if I were able to receive some help. I am asking for help on here because it seems like I cannot receive any personal loans due to my poor credit. If I had the opportunity I would just take out a loan but I keep getting denied and its really stressful. I don’t want to get evicted from my apartment due to lack of money. I really just need the help. I don’t really care about the bills, those will eventually get paid but I do care about the rent. Its where I lay my head every night and in this very cold weather, I need it. I am only asking for about $200 dollars. I will be able to pay my rent off and be stress free until next month. So, I really hope my post will be seen in time. I will be very grateful for the help that I receive and I pray that I do receive help. I wish I had found it weeks ago because this is very last minute but I really hope that this is seen and I can get some actual financial help. I have attached a screenshot of the amount that I owe now including the $400 that I will pay for tomorrow there for that leaves $134.86 left to pay.
Thank you so much.