Hi, I’m a struggling in college student from Ohio (keeping certain info out for safety), and recently I was laid off from my job due to the coronavirus. A job I’ve had that has supported me well for two years, was able to get rid of me in two seconds. I’ve tried everything from selling clothes to selling some of my furniture to afford everything I need to pay for. I now have a temporary job in the food industry making less than minimum wage, i’m grateful for the little money that I’m making but not nearly enough to support myself and my bills. It really came as a shock to me and hit me hard because I never have had much of an issue worrying about money up until this pandemic. It’s affected my mental health and since then I have fallen behind on student loans, credit card debt, and being able to afford my living situation. Last year I decided to buy out my car from my leasing plan, of course in my mind thinking I was financially stable and able to make out the payments. Not being able to make car payments could very much get my car taken away, which is just more stress that is constantly going through my head. After all of those bills and other small payments, scraping up enough to save so I can eat and be able to afford my every day needs such as hygiene products when out, groceries, or really just anything needed to go about life, is very difficult. Along with bills I also have a dog that I love and need to care for and the majority of my last bit of money for the month always goes towards taking care of his needs. As anyone with pets know that caring for them goes further than just making sure they have food and water. I’m terrified if anything was to ever happen with his health, I wouldn’t be able to afford whatever would need done. By the end of the month I always find myself with less than $30 in my bank account, thats after using coupons, doing everything I need to do to save money, and always taking cheapest route of everything. Life does not always go as planned and as of right now I don’t make enough money to have any extra bills being thrown my way, if anything was to go wrong, whether that be with my car, something going wrong in my house, health issues for me or even any dentist/doctor check ups. I’ve tried almost every legal way to make money and most of the time it’s just not enough. Any bit of money is very much appreciated to just help me get through the this difficult time.