This woman has worked multiple jobs.
But she lost her main job as a caregiver in August when the man she was helping died. She was left with two low-paying jobs, working part time as a secretary and cleaning houses.
Financial trouble hit hard in September.
“In September my basement flooded, my car broke down, my air conditioner quit and my lawnmower broke,” the woman wrote to Share the Season. “I did have a little put away to help cover most of my expenses, however, I have depleted all my savings. I am not currently behind on any of my bills, but I will be this month. I would just like to be able to make it through the next couple of months while I try and find a steady income.”
The bills are piling up — two months of a relatively small house payment, two months of utilities and property taxes — so much so that the next two months look bleak.
“End result, if I don’t figure out something, I probably lose the house I’ve had for 24 years,” the woman said.