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Army Reserve member is struggling

Postby Kirkpatrick » Wed May 10, 2017 12:03 pm

To whom it may concern, I am in the Army Reserves and I recently went on orders for an army school. I have been back for several weeks and haven't been paid for my duty yet. I took time from my civilian job to go on orders, and I am in a tough financial spot from not having been paid in 6 weeks from my civilian job or the Army and my wife is a stay at home parent right now. I was curious if there is any type of loan I may be able to get to help me with June rent.

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Re: Army Reserve member is struggling

Postby Admin » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:41 am

We known many payday lenders operate near bases and/or target the military. Stay away from them. They are risky and high priced. Instead look into one of the alternatives to Payday loans, as there are several options out there.
Also, why is it taking 6 weeks to be paid? Normally it is a week or two in a civilian role. Something sounds off there.

Kirkpatrick wrote:To whom it may concern, I am in the Army Reserves and I recently went on orders for an army school. I have been back for several weeks and haven't been paid for my duty yet. I took time from my civilian job to go on orders, and I am in a tough financial spot from not having been paid in 6 weeks from my civilian job or the Army and my wife is a stay at home parent right now. I was curious if there is any type of loan I may be able to get to help me with June rent.

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Re: Army Reserve member is struggling

Postby James V » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:56 am

I’ve never tried anything like this so I was hoping you could give me insight on how all this works. Right now I'm a full time student at troy university. Before starting, I worked at a Honda plant for 6 months making great money. I was able to get a car and save up. Also, I'm in the army reserves.
Right now I'm having problems though. Through the military I on get $368 a month through the G.I. Bill, and that's barely enough to pay my car note (which is exactly the same amount). I also get about $200 a month from going to drill one weekend a month. When I first started school, everything was fine since I had a decent amount of savings from work. But after a while of paying school expenses and bills, I need help. I
start work as a babysitter in February, but really needed some assistance until then. My bills total up to about $679 a month, including my car note, car insurance, health insurance, phone bill, and medical bill payment. I never thought I would need to do anything like this, because I thought my relatives would always have my back. But it turns out, the ones that want to help are financially incapable, and those who could help don't want to.


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