UPDATE: My good friend Optibotimus has said he’ll match any donations up to $500.00. See what he wrote here: https://www.facebook.com/TeamBotimus/posts/865811056801168
So far in donations I’ve raised $128.00…. Optibotimus the friend that he is did match it and we raised a total of $256.00…. but I do need more…. I did get another $50.00 donation bring the grand total up to $306.00 Here’s the story.
READ ON for the reasoning why I need help!
WHEN YOU FALL OUTTA THE SKY THE LANDING HURTS LIKE HELL!!!
PLEASE NOTE I NEED HELP MY FRIENDS! WHAT YOU’LL FIND BELOW IS THE REASONING FOR ME NEEDING MONETARY HELP!
ASK ANYONE I HATE ASKING FOR HELP I FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME, AND THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I CAN’T PAY THE PERSON HELPING ME OUT BACK.
I KNOW I’VE ASKED PEOPLE FOR HELP IN THE PAST and even in the recent past year, but right now it seems like I can never get outta the rut I’m in.
IF ANYONE WANTS AND IS ABLE TO HELP paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d like to think of myself as somewhat competent when it comes to handling my own money. Since December 4, 2012…. I’ve been taking care of my Mom… most of her physical and emotional needs… Doctors appointments etc etc. I think I’ve done a decent job taking care of her. Since 1994 or so when I was placed in the custody of the State of KY… I have been used to just being on my own, and not worrying about anything else. I’m the type of person who in real life likes to be alone… and left to my own devices. My online life is where I thrive interacting with the friends I’ve met over twitter, Facebook… etc etc. Podcasting and writing reviews is my life. I am a podcast machine after all.
When the subject of money comes up it severely stresses me out. Apparently I suck at money management! I’ve been on SSI for as long as I can remember… getting a real job isn’t exactly an option with the disabilities I have, plus I have to take care of my mom. I usually don’t like leaving her alone more than two hours when I go out. Mom and I share a two bedroom apt… in a somewhat nice neighborhood. We split the rent, cable, and electric costs. Around October 2014… my money issues began again. I do not have an over extravagant lifestyle… I do not overspend on anything. At the same time I can’t seem to save any money. Not for a lack of trying. It just seems to be you take 1 step forward and 2 steps back. Digital and some print comics, and Netflix are my only two real “indulgent” expenses. I also pay for skype. Other than that our bills, and our food… we aren’t buying anything unnecessary.
Since October 2014 I have had to redo my payday loan at a local pawn shop that I used to have to do this. Last year in June I had gotten out from under this habit with help from a very good friend of mine. That Bot knows who they are. So from October 2014 to March 2015 I have had to increase the money I borrow every month. I’m maxed out on that where I’m borrowing 500.00 and paying back 575.00 So I’m losing $75.00 a month in a finance fee to the pawn shop. I get it that’s the natural order of things. The time when I was free of the payday loan… It was amazing I was able to use my check every month and be a ok. But as I’ve already stated there seems to be a million shoes being dropped on my mom and I. In December of 2014 a relative of mine and a friend helped us out, and that took care of everything we needed at the time.
As of today 2-27-15… I’ve had to cancel my Netflix subscription and all my digital comics subscriptions. Right now I can pay our rent and electric-cable bills that’s it. After that I’ll have no more money. Mom will have the money from her check but that has to go towards getting the dog’s food and her medical issues. We do have food and all that so that isn’t an issue. I’d love to be able to set money aside… take it to the bank open a savings account and forget about it. AND I’d love to GET out from under the payday loan. In order to do this I would need $875.00 …… $575.00 to pay off the payday loan, and $300 to set aside into the bank.
If ANYONE CAN HELP it would be much appreciated. I do know that all of us are having issues these days, and I understand that not everyone can help. I really am losing my mind over here!
This request is moreso for me than my mom. Because I’d really really love to start saving money for the both of us.