I'm in a rut. I am living in an expensive place with no ability to save in order to get out. I do not pay for Internet, cable, lights or water; those come with rent. I am on foodstamps and it helps, but only barely. We get $100 in foodstamps and once dh gets his next 25¢ raise or we move then we are off them. We only have one income and I am trying to find a job, but I am having zero luck. I have a kindle and not a computer, so Internet jobs are kinda difficult to find. I do get a teeny tiny bit of money from Amazon mechanical Turk(a hit program), however $10 a month is not very much help.
I have no space for a garden.
I hand wash my clothing, but use a dryer as I have no ability to dry our clothes before they start to smell like mold. (Humid here)
Here's what we spend money on each month:
$200= food($100 after fs)
$50= shampoo, deodorant, fem. hyg. products, laundry det., dish det., cleaning supplies, Otc meds
$400= family medical provided by employer
$10= 100,000 life insurance on dh
$25= work shoes
$6= gas for moped
Total = $1941/month for expenses
Dh gets a $445 check per week, which is about $1930 per month.
Have any tips for us? We can really use the help. =[
on May. 19, 2012 at 7:45 AM