Hey guys, I’m sure you’re tired of seeing stuff like this but if you could please just take a moment to read this I promise I’ll try to keep it brief <3
For the past 5 months I have been the sole provider for my partner and myself;that is to say - only I have a job (part-time, just barely above minimum wage) and am paying for rent ($600/month), utilities ($75-$150/month), groceries, and the needs for our three lovely cats. My partner is autistic and finishing up their computer science degree with an unpaid internship, and doesn’t have the energy to work another paying job, while I myself have 3-5 mental disorders (depending on which therapist/psychiatrist you ask) on top of undiagnosed autism that also prevent me from working full-time. (not to mention that both of us are trans which makes it stupidly difficult to find decent employment anyway) While their parents do send us $200/month to help out, it just isn’t enough to cut it.
Three years ago I had to use my credit card to cover the security deposit on a house we rented with some friends who assured me they would pay me back. They never did, so for the past 2 ½ years I’ve been floundering in my credit card debt. I am on a payment plan where I pay $25 every month but it barely covers the interest accrued, and even that $25 I can barely even afford (the automatic payment has bounced 5 times in the past year alone)
And on top of all that I recently received a statement from the IRS claiming I owe them back the paltry refund I got to cover my school supplies for the 2015 school year.I’ve already looked into challenging my debt, but because I didn’t buy my software and textbooks through the college, and was also too young and stupid to save the receipts, I have no way to prove that I did actually deserve the refund I got.
I’m hoping I can raise a total of $1250 to cover these two expenses just so my debt is less crushing.That’s not even including the rent for April which I’m very doubtful I’ll be able to afford. It would mean the world to me if you could send whatever you can manage to part with as all this financial stress is impeding my partner and my own ability to cope with our situation.
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Thank you so much for reading, have a blessed day <3