Worried about money

posted 3 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
930 posts
Busy bee

Thats what you ate today because you wanted to or bc you cannot afford a decent amt of groceries?

I would venture to cut off internet and instead go to coffee shops, libraries and wifi areas until you get a job that can supplement those expenses.

Make sure you stay healthy by eating properly, though. Nutrition coupled with rest will definitely go a long way.

Also, idk where you live, but theres apps that you can work for (aside frum uber/lyft), like walking ppls dogs, or dropping off groceries to ppl, etc…that can help if you have a few hours here and there. 

Post # 5
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Money has me worried all the time as well. Unfortunately, I think you just need to stick it out for this last year of studies. As from where I can see it, there is nothing were you still could save anything. It’s a very ugly situation, especially when having a child.

I don’t have more advice to offer, but I send you virtual hugs for being a fighter!

Post # 7
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2147 posts
Buzzing bee

Relat :  are you afraid for current expenses (rent, utilities, etc) or what you’ll do for money after graduation? if it’s the latter, could you perhaps pick up a part time job at a fast food restaurant or work retail somewhere? They may be able to be flexible with your school schedule…

Post # 8
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828 posts
Busy bee

If you can’t cut any more expenses, then you need to make more money. Can you pick up some babysitting gigs on the occasional weekend? In college we would babysit for some professors, families at church, and for local alumni. I want to say there was an online board where you could post your name, number, and times available for alumni to call. And of course now there’s care.com, bambino app, etc.  It’s cash and you only have to work when it works for your schedule.

 

Also, are there local food banks? If you’re that destitute, USE THEM! That’s what they’re there for. 

 

This will pass. Focus on finishing your degree and getting ready to interview in the real world! You’ve got this! 

Post # 10
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1943 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Are you on any sort of assistance? Sometimes utility companies offer a cheaper cost of you are under a certain income level. Also, is it possible to get food assistance? I’m willing to bet you qualify for it since you have a child. 

Post # 15
Member
828 posts
Busy bee

Relat :  I’m sorry, I missed where you said you have a child. If you’re old enough to be legally independent from your parents, I would definitely research all the social services available in your area such as income based childcare or free preschool / Head Start,  Medicaid, SNAP/food stamps, rent assistance, assistance with electric / water bills, etc. These resources are there to be your safety net when you’re in time of need- so take advantage of them! 

Do you apply for Pell Grants for tuition? 

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