So it is with great shame that I come on here today but you all have been nothing but helpful in the past with other concerns.
DH and I are barely getting by, living paycheck to paycheck, picking and choosing which bills to pay. And now with the Christmas season here times are even worse. Utilities have gone up and we are using the more because it is so cold and we have to keep the house warm for our family, we just got the first of two notices yesterday that if we don't pay this bill they will be shut off.
We also have not been able to make our health insurance payments because of rent, car payments, medical bills, child support, student loans, and phone bills along with other miscellaneous bills that have come up. Of course we also got the notice that they were going to cancel our health insurance and any claims that had been submitted between now and the last bill would be denied.
My husband and I are both working, we have been trying to sell stuff to consignment stores, we bought all of our daughter's Christmas presents at either Goodwill or the Dollar Tree this year but nothing seems to be helping!
Prioritizing the bills is just not working this month and I am so stressed out and don't feel like we are going to make it. We have two car payments, utilities, and health insurance that all needs to be paid before the next time one of us gets paid and we just don't have the money...
If anyone can give any advice I would appreciate it. This Christmas season is adding more stress than what I am prepared for, I don't want to wake up Christmas morning to a freezing cold house with no utilities and no health insurance.
Answer by arenad at 12:53 PM on Dec. 20, 2010
Answer by beyondhopes at 12:57 PM on Dec. 20, 2010
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Answer by SpiritedWitch at 1:08 PM on Dec. 20, 2010
maybe trade in a car for a cheaper one that is paid off... contact your local human services office, they might be able to help you.. maybe you could babysit or something on the weekends or when you aren't working. My mom used to clean apartments for extra money. That's all I can think of for now... I'm sorry you are having such a hard time..
Answer by June_Mama09 at 1:10 PM on Dec. 20, 2010
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Answer by chefjen at 1:12 PM on Dec. 20, 2010
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Is anyone else ready for the holidays to be over with like I am?