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Old 02-21-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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There is always work doing a newspaper route, or delivering phone books. All cash. And the whole family can help. Wonderful bonding moments, all working together at 4:30 am, getting the papers bundled. Been there, done that.
Waitress too. You can make good tips. A job in Sales.

 
Old 02-22-2012, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Without going back to re-read, it seems as though your mother is working but not contributing to the rent or TV/etc.
Why not?
 
Old 02-22-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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My mom pays the electric and buys the food and also gets kids things for school
 
Old 02-22-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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Wow I didn't know those were cash jobs. BTW I like true crime also
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Ka-nah-da
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Just woke up, wow this thread is still going eh?!
 
Old 02-22-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL USA
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How could I not afford it? I have not worked for almost 3 years now and I still pay for it.
Do you realize that you're going to end up paying 21,600 for a 12k car?
 
Old 02-22-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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Sorry, no one "needs" tv and phone. You can get a cheap land line for $10 a month. Your insurance is $200 a month? Is that car or health or both? Apply for food stamps. As for your car, what on Earth do you have for that high of a payment? I guess you have had it for awhile, may as well pay it off. Can you get a job? Even on SS you can work some, as long as you are still below SGA (substantial gainful activity), go talk to vocational rehabilitation about it.

Well, all I can say is just live one day at a time.
I agree with the TV part, but not the phone. Cell phones are the way business is done today. Of couse, it doesn't have to be an i-phone. A basic cell phone plan for $50 a month will do. And I don't know where you live, but I sure as heck can't get a landline for $10 a month in my area.
 
Old 02-22-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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Ok, this has pissed me off some. First of all ,you assume things you do not know..
This is partly your fault for not providing all relevant information. How were we supposed to know you weren't able to work? If you want good advice, you have to give people the whole picture.
 
Old 02-22-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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My mom also says Oh don't worry I'll just give you some towards the rent, but I do worry. She is 74 with peripheral artery disease and if something were to happen to her I couldn't afford it.
I don't know if your mom does this, but she should drink a glass of purple grape juice every day. It's very good for heart/artery conditions. It has to be the purple grape juice, not the white.

Also, take a look at how much meat and processed foods you're eating. Those foods are typically not good for the heart.
 
Old 02-22-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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My mom pays the electric and buys the food and also gets kids things for school
How much is the average electric bill?
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