Let me start by saying that I don’t like asking for $20, much less this level of financial help. I work 60+ hours a week and still can’t make ends meet. I make too much money to qualify for state assistance, which is ironic because I don’t make enough to pay my bills, but I make too much for help.
I have two young boys and a girl on the way. I love my family very much, and i enjoy being a dad, but I’m at work more than i am home.
So to give some background, last February i broke two ribs at work and lost my job. As a result, we fell into financial distress. Our bills fell way behind, our credit took a beating to the tune of a 300 point drop, and i had to liquidate my 401k just to keep my cars from being repo’d. We were forced to move in with my wife’s parents with our two kids, where we made our third unplanned baby. I used part of the 401 to pay off one car, and make a down payment on a newer van (of which the interest is 22%) because the suv we had was dying. I got a new job, make some decent money, and all seemed well. We got back on feet ever so slightly and took the opportunity to get our own place again.
Well, once again, i missed a single payment on my phone bill, and now that combined with deleting ot at work, all of my bills have fallen behind, and now rent is due. If i could get enough to pay off the van then most of our problems would be solved, as that payment is 530 a month for a vehicle only worth 20k.
What ever I can get is more than appreciated, so let me sat thank you in advance. In fact, if given more than is needed, i will simply donate the reminder to someone else in need.
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