I don’t even know where to start. A few years ago, I was laid off from an amazing job that I completely lucked into. I couldn’t afford anything so my bills had to go onto credit cards which has left me in about $15,000 worth of debt. I have been trying to get another job that will provide full time and some kind of benefits but unfortunately, my family never had enough money to send me and my sister to college so I am not qualified for most jobs. I currently work 2 part time jobs so I can make ends meet. I live at home because I can’t afford my own place and I can’t afford a car so I take the bus. I recently had to take out a loan so I could consolidate the credit card bills since the interest was literally half of what my payments were.
My sister has also fallen on hard times and lives at home. She recently had to drop about $6000 for her cat’s surgery and is struggling as much as I am. We both decided we would try to go back to school but financial aid only covers about half of our tuition. I want to better myself and be able to help my family get out of this hole. In total, I could change mine and my family’s life with $25,000 but to get myself through school, I only need about $6000. I have less than $100 to my name right now.
Sometimes, I dream of being rich and being able to help people. People with money have the power to change the fates and make lives better. I would love for those lives to be mine and my family’s.