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We are broke

Postby Grinder » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:12 am

Hi I'm a single mom with 4 kids. We were currently just homeless for a month. And doing that we went broke. I need some help paying a couple bills this month that are last due. Please if you could help me. I owe around $700.
So I’m 100.00 dollars short on my rent, I’m looking for any help I may be able to get this is a result of cut hours but that’s all taken care of. My rent and other food bills and health care is due no later than the 5th on every month. I have never had an issue before this paying my rent and have never been broke. If you can help by pointing me in the right direction please and thank you :):

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Re: We are broke

Postby Passenger1 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:50 am

Flat broke and need help with rent. I lost my job and I just get SSI for my daughter. My car broke down and I try get that fix then had to get another car so I went broke trying to get Christmas and stuff for my kids. I am just trying to get back on track. We just need help this one time. This is my first time, and I just hope I'm doing this right.

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Re: We are broke

Postby Admin » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:40 pm

Well, if you are flat broke then you probably need help with a lot more than that. Here is are main site to try. A list of programs is there.
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html

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Re: We are broke

Postby Lutz99 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:03 pm

Hello,
I am from New Jersey.
My financial issue, fortunately is very simple, unfortunately is very serious. My fiancé just recently started a new job in the hopes of receiving more money, and I am still in the interviewing process with several places, so we are currently still waiting on our first paychecks and are completely flat broke. We were working previously, but lost our jobs and were paying bills with a quarterly stipend he receives, as with our minimum wage jobs we have never been able to cover important expenses. However, our most recent August-October statement was too small, so we could pay August-September, and have absolutely nothing for October, as we had to make $1000 last 3 months after rent was paid. We have been staying afloat by paying our rent as many months in advance as we can, and keeping up with the overdue balance on our cable and electric. However, now that we are behind due to the stipend, these past due balances have turned into shutoff notices. We have until tomorrow to pay our internet, and if we lose that I have no way to correspond with potential employers, I already shut off my cell phone to save money and have been making calls over Wi-Fi. We have until the second of October for our power to be shut off, which may result in an eviction regardless, and we have until the 15th at the latest to pay our rent.
If you’re wondering why it appears we put everything off until the last minute, my fiancé has been in and out of the hospital all month with kidney stones which most recently turned into a kidney infection as of this morning; he’s already missed work at his new job as well, and on most days, is incapacitated. The stress of having to do everything by myself because of this has put me in a depression that I don’t have health insurance to see anyone to help me with, but that’s neither here nor there, and not part of the reason I’m contacting you. My point is simply that I’m working through it the best that I can, but simple things like focusing on a task are harder than they should be.
Here is why I said my issue is serious but simple, in addition to being flat broke. If we can stay afloat until November’s quarterly statement, we will hopefully be able to live comfortably again, but we will at least be guaranteed to be able to pay back any financial assistance we receive. I hope to hear from you very soon, as this is rather urgent, and any advice or guidance you can provide is appreciated more than you could know.
Thank you.

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Re: We are broke

Postby Admin » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:25 am

You mention cash and and health insurance? If so, try TANF or Medicaid in New Jersey. They are part of the NJ public assistance programs. There are several that may help you and your finace as he waits for the checks from that new job. You also mentioned saving money...great or you! Working hard and saving....

Lutz99 wrote:Hello,
I am from New Jersey.
My financial issue, fortunately is very simple, unfortunately is very serious. My fiancé just recently started a new job in the hopes of receiving more money, and I am still in the interviewing process with several places, so we are currently still waiting on our first paychecks and are completely flat broke. We were working previously, but lost our jobs and were paying bills with a quarterly stipend he receives, as with our minimum wage jobs we have never been able to cover important expenses. However, our most recent August-October statement was too small, so we could pay August-September, and have absolutely nothing for October, as we had to make $1000 last 3 months after rent was paid. We have been staying afloat by paying our rent as many months in advance as we can, and keeping up with the overdue balance on our cable and electric. However, now that we are behind due to the stipend, these past due balances have turned into shutoff notices. We have until tomorrow to pay our internet, and if we lose that I have no way to correspond with potential employers, I already shut off my cell phone to save money and have been making calls over Wi-Fi. We have until the second of October for our power to be shut off, which may result in an eviction regardless, and we have until the 15th at the latest to pay our rent.
If you’re wondering why it appears we put everything off until the last minute, my fiancé has been in and out of the hospital all month with kidney stones which most recently turned into a kidney infection as of this morning; he’s already missed work at his new job as well, and on most days, is incapacitated. The stress of having to do everything by myself because of this has put me in a depression that I don’t have health insurance to see anyone to help me with, but that’s neither here nor there, and not part of the reason I’m contacting you. My point is simply that I’m working through it the best that I can, but simple things like focusing on a task are harder than they should be.
Here is why I said my issue is serious but simple, in addition to being flat broke. If we can stay afloat until November’s quarterly statement, we will hopefully be able to live comfortably again, but we will at least be guaranteed to be able to pay back any financial assistance we receive. I hope to hear from you very soon, as this is rather urgent, and any advice or guidance you can provide is appreciated more than you could know.
Thank you.


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