If you ever been poor what has it taught you? What advice would have for others?
I just know I hate it.
Always put SOMETHING into a savings account. Even if it's just $1 a week. We do $15 a week and after several years have over $1000 for emergancies. It's a good habit to start.
If you can get financial aid, take advantage of it! Even an associates degree can take you out of the minimum wage market. It's hard work but it can be possible! You can take online courses and some community colleges offer low cost childcare during class hours, especially colleges that offer Early Childhood as a degree option. They use the in school daycare centers as a teaching tool. Mine was only $10 each 3 hour segment of the day. So $20 twice a week and I was able to go full time.
When you get on your feet help those less fortunate than others. Even if you don't believe in Karma there is something empowering about paying it forward.
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