I am a single mom and I have come to a point where I am in deep need of some financial assistance. I have done all that I can and used every resource I have at my disposal, and now this is my next option.
It’s not easy for me to ask for help, though I am always happy to help others; I always feel as though I am an inconvenience for the smallest request. However, I’m putting that away because I know that we all need a little bit of help every now and then, and we should all be willing to help one another during those times.
I am not expecting much, but a little help to hopefully catch up on some essential bills would be greatly appreciated. At the moment I am behind on my car payment, my phone bill is adding up and the electricity bill is quite high as the heat here has been unbearable and we have needed the ac more than usual. On top of that I have a teenage boy that is constantly growing and our pets that all require constant feeding and care. I always make sure I have enough to keep food in the house, but it’s getting more and more difficult to keep those funds available without having the weight of a huge bill hovering overhead.
I would like to add that things were not like this a year ago, I actually had a stable financial situation built up for us. I had a good amount saved up in case of emergencies, my bills were all current and my credit was building up. However, after losing both parents and ending up in the hospital myself, I missed a lot of work and had to dip into my savings for funeral costs and all of my regular expenses. Soon enough my savings were all gone, and bigger bills started to come up. I had been helping my parents out with bills at home, but now the responsibility of their home and bills has fallen on me.
The whole reason for my asking for help is because I have the hope of getting back to that state of financial stability. I have a decent paying job and I am working hard to ensure that I can take care of all of us. It just seems that I need a little bit of help to try and get there, just a boost to get over this collection of debt before it becomes too much to actually get a handle on.
As I said before, I’m not expecting much but any help would be greatly appreciated. I thank you all in advance and would like to say that I look forward to the day I can again offer my help to others when they are in need.