Hi, everyone. I really can’t believe I’m doing this but I have no other options at this point. I returned from a deployment in kunduz Afghanistan at the age of 22. Excited, and relieved that I made it back home i decided to purchase my first car. I was a long way from my home town of Hyde park Massachusetts just outside fort.stewart Georgia. I found a 2003 Lincoln ls with about 68000 miles on it and for 11,000 dollars. The owner of the dealership (Alpha Motors) in Brunswick Georgia didn’t seem like the type to hustle a young guy in a military uniform. Well he was. I didn’t know it then due to ignorance. It was my first car , the first time I had ever got my own money so I was eager and he could see right through me. I was tricked into signing a contract with a 7,000 dollar down payment and a 29 percent rate on the remaining 4 grand. I left that lot with a smile on my face not knowing what had just happened and what was soon to unfold. This was within a week of me returning from Afghanistan and I would attempt to drive back home to boston to see my family after over a year for a week. The car made it but barely. It broke down the day after I got home. The engine blew. And since I drove it up the east coast it was no longer under warranty. 2,000 miles or 3 months was the warranty. Well me being ignorant i dug deep into the rest of my savings from the war and replaced the engine. I was able to get my car back the day before I was heading back down to Georgia. I make the drive again and the transmission goes. Just like that. I was in debt. Couldn’t pay the 297/month payments, insurance, NOTHING. I was living paycheck to paycheck but it was gone before I saw it. A month or so goes by with it rotting away in my barracks parking lot. They repossessed it eventually. And now I sit here till this day no car, no money, and in tens of thousands of dollars in debt. I don’t like asking for anything but I don’t know where else to turn. Please, anything will help especially this time of year. Thank you all for reading. God bless.