My name is Courtney and I’m a single mother. I have always worked multiple jobs to provide a stable home for my daughter. I decided to go back to school last year to earn a Professional Coaching Certification. I have been paying my monthly tuition bills, however in February, my ex-husband decided to no longer help with expenses for our daughter. This has left me in a huge financial bind and I am only months away from completing my certification. I have amassed bills in excess of $12,000 (tuition payments being made to my credit cards) and I’m looking for assistance in helping me to pay down my debt so I can finish my program strong. I also have an unanticipated tax debt, which I tried to dispute for my state taxes. I was expecting a refund and the state says I owe over $1,100. I have always been in the saving mindset so this temporary setback is not only a financial challenge, it’s an emotional challenge as well.
I have always been on the giving end of things, even when I didn’t have much. In 2016, I lost my sister and in August we lost our home in the great flood of 2016. I persevered through all that without needing to ask for financial help I have changed my lifestyle and my daughter understands that we can’t do all of the things that we use to do because of the reduction in my income. She is a great kid and understands that I work very hard to provide a home with the basic necessities. I am hopeful that once I get my certification I can begin to make the money to be able to return to our normal life.
This site is really a last resort for me. I am not really comfortable asking for help, but I know that I can’t tackle this debt alone. I have exhausted all my resources from selling clothes at the resell shops, to Poshmark and even selling my daughters clothes at weekend consignment sales. As soon as I get a few dollars, here comes a bill. I am organizing a rummage sale for this weekend. At this point the money is not coming in fast enough for me to keep up.
I try to keep a positive upbeat attitude through it all! Once I get back on my feet, I hope to pay it forward!! Anything that you can provide will be most appreciated.
*I tried to upload multiple images, but it would only allow 1.
Thank you in advance!