Hello, everyone. I’m trying to remain composed as I write this message to a sea of strangers. My financial insecurity is recent and snowballing before my eyes. I am requesting help to pay my credit card debt of $6406.85 and school tuition of $1449.00, for a total of $7855.85. I would be grateful for any assistance.
My problem started two months ago when I decided to do my own assisting. My mom and dad filed for bankruptcy and were drowning as the process took place. It was to the point where they were going to a food pantry for meals and donating plasma for gas. My mom got so desperate that she reached out to me and asked for help. She has never done that. I gave them whatever I could to help. I exhausted what little resources I had to PayPal them money. It made sick to my stomach to imagine my parents homeless or starving. I felt responsible for their safety because she reached out.
Throughout all of this, I have been working on my Bachelor’s degree. I graduate in February of 2019, but because my finances have been tapped out, I can no longer afford my last set of classes. I only have four more classes until I’m done — I can taste the end. I’ve set up a payment plan and everything just to give myself some time to earn the money. However, I am so bogged down from helping my parents, that I can’t dig myself out in time.
I know these financial problems won’t happen again, because my parents’ bankruptcy has now been finalized. They are okay currently and working on building their savings. They are unable to help due to their own problems.
I do work, and I do volunteer, and I do freelance jobs on the side to earn what I can. Unfortunately, I’m only one person.
I’m sincerely asking for help. Any amount. I’m embarrassed to put myself out there like this. I will even provide writing or editing services to repay back any donation. I will send you books in the summer time. I will make lemon bars or cookies. I will do what I can. I will pay it forward when the time comes.
All I can do is put myself out there and hope for the best. Thank you for listening to me. Any and all help would truly mend my heart. Thank you so much to everyone reading.