11.13.12 Hey guys here's a HUGE thank you to all of you who supported me and donated during this time! I was able to meet my goal for rent plus the additional fees that were adding up daily! Thanks so much! I started my new job at Walgreens on Monday and it will be physically demanding but otherwise it should be ok Thanks again for the support and prayers! You guys are the best!heart:
11.9.12: Hey guys, here's an update what's been going on in the continuing melodrama that is my life Thanks to some of you here I've been able to raise about half of what I need for my rent payment!! Right now I need to raise $160 to cover the rest so continue to spread the word!
Ironically I got a job too...but that means nothing since rent is a week past due and I was served with papers today saying I have 7 days to either leave or pay rent. I'm at the end of my rope now. As much as I'm hating to ask, I need to start taking up donations because I will not get a paycheck soon enough to expunge the debt. At this point any amount would help, even if it was just $1.
My paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org
right now I owe $530 and I have till the 15th before another $140 is tacked onto it. If you cannot donate, spread the word for me and please PRAY. I have no family or friends here and if anything happens I have no safety net.
me too man! i was freaking big time and on top of that my management company wasn't all that willing to work something reasonable out but the good news is that thanks my friends i will have someplace to live
Yup yup in fact in now two months (hopefully soon) 3 months ahead in rent. Also huge tip for you whenever you get your own placGET AN APARTMENT WITH UTILITIES INCLUDED. My living expenses bite mostly because none of mine are included (which is quite silly considering what I pay in general rent would cover them and the market value of this shoebox, but I digress) otherwise I'd be perfectly fine XD
thanks for the concern and for passing on the information hun. I don't have a church home here yet, but people from my church back in Ohio are praying for me, and the Christian group I'm part of at school here is also praying for me.
There are many different options and avenue's to go down if money is unable to reach you in time (as many people economically are hurting right now, but i do pray for the best for you).
You can go to different money or cashnow places and get an advancement. Sometimes some of them will allow you up to a month or two to re-pay them while only taking maybe an extra 20$ or something onto what you owe them. You can pay your rent, then when your income comes in you can use it to pay it back.
Banks also allow loans, and if you don't make enough maybe going through welfare and asking them for assistance on paying your bills is an option. Charities as well in your area might be able to help out.
Is your landlord meeting your lease terms or do you have a lease? If you have a leave i'm pretty sure it's 30-60 days notice and if you are only a week past due, then you still have three weeks to pay. (why is another 140$ being tacked on? that seems fishy on their part).
In any event, if you have a job that can sustain your current living expenses then getting cash advances is your best bet and quickest route to help yourself out. If not, going to welfare, charities, banks, or a financial assistant might help for you to organize your funds or have the government help you out. If your rent is too expensive, maybe down grading to a cheaper living area would be best though at 575$ thats pretty good for rent. I'm sure one of the avenues i listed can help you.
Also reaching out to family and asking them to help cover your rent until you can get paid could help as well.
i hope that you pull through this and land on your feet. congrats on your new job as well and hopefully things turn out okay for you
The only problem with payday advances is that it's a very quick way to get into debt (it happened to my mom a few years ago) simply because of the convenience, and also I haven't started working just yet (I won't start until next week) so I'm not sure how often I'll be paid either. I thought that I would at least have about a month to come up with rent, but here they actually go through the legal proceedings for eviction after 14 days of non payment and there are fees associated with the court costs and rent late fees. Considering that credit isn't a pre-requisite to living at this particular apartment complex, they've found ways to gouge tenants I guess. My monthly rent is $459 +utilities so it's fairly reasonable. The only possible way for me to downgrade from here is to find a roommate and split everything. I've applied for food stamps and I'm waiting to hear about that, but I already meet the income requirements it's just a matter of waiting. I just really need my education benefits from the VA to come! I'm due nearly 6 months of back payments so I would be able to handle everything and then some if those funds would just arrive already! The main reason I decided it was ok to head off to grad school was because I was found eligible for the benefits and would have plenty to finish up my 3 year program with. Everytime I call they explain some kind of "delay" or mishandling of my paperwork *sigh* At least I finally secured a job...now if I can keep my house, I'm good.
My mom was helping out before, but she can no longer do that, I have three other siblings back at home and two of them are still kids and she's got rent to pay that's double mine she's also in college and not working right now (seriously I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried) She's very concerned and wants me to throw a "rent party"...ooh boy, gotta love mom's right? Thanks for the tips though, even though it could be risky, I may do the payday advance thing once I get my first paycheck.
Yea i hear ya, that's why I suggested it only if you know what you're going to get from your paycheck so that you only take what you need and pay it back right away. Well maybe just asking how their payment system works, that way you'll know if you have to take out advances or save when you get your paycheck to pay your rent. That's a good price for rent, I just hope that you can enough to cover it Job markets and money is really tight lately, so I really do help you can get some help.
That was nice of your mom to help you out when she could, completely understand her not having the funds all the time. Well i can't really help fiancially so I tried to come up with some situations that might assist. But not knowing your situation completely I could only make suggestions based on a guess . Have you tried going to local charities or possibly to welfare to try and at least get the money to pay rent? I'm not sure any of that in your state..as it's different in every state.
Yeah, it's going to be hard this first year of me being in graduate school I think. Thing is, my family's always been poor (and not just that we can't afford certain things, the kind of poor when you have to decide whether or not to put gas in the car, food on the table, or pay the bills) so I'm not completely surprised that these troubles have followed me, but I was expecting to at least be able to have a job by now that could cover my rent. With the job I just got I'm going to have to seriously work work work because it doesn't pay great (0.50 less than my old job ) but since I have less than 5 weeks of school left, I can expect to probably bump up over 40hours over the holidays to start saving for when school begins again in January. I'm STILL waiting to hear about food stamps application. Here pretty much if you need help after you're already homeless or if you have kids you can get regular welfare (and I think that's pretty fair) I wouldn't feel very good being on cash assistance and also being in school when there are single parent families with babies and stuff. With friends donating money to me for rent, I have about half of what I need to cover the bill right now, and there are two people who are sending me money but didn't state how much so I don't know how much closer I am to the goal. I'm also trying to sell some paintings on craigslist and I may have two potential buyers (although they don't seem to want to pay what I'm asking for them...people don't seem to understand when a painting is valued more than $20 )
But thank you for the support. Knowing that people care is always healing