Monday, August 24, 2020

Giving $500 to a family from California

I was emailed by the father of a family from southern California last week. They have struggled financially since the pandemic hit earlier this year and have fallen behind on some bills.

The father, who asked that I don't post the family's names, recently found a new job after being laid off in the spring. In order to keep getting to and from work, he needs reliable transportation. However, due to falling behind on payments, he was at risk of losing his car.

$500 will allow him to make two car payments and bring his bill close to current, and his first paycheck in a few weeks will get the family the rest of the way to getting right with the auto lender.

I'm an advocate of buying only as much car as you can afford, using cash, and avoid payments and interest. Yes, there are drawbacks to buying used. But once a car is paid for, it's yours. There's a sense of financial and life security that comes with knowing your car, your home or whatever else it is has been paid for and is YOURS. I highly advise avoiding car payments whenever possible. Your life will become far easier because of it.

Have a wonderful day and keep your requests coming.

Monday, July 13, 2020

$200 For Kelly's College Fund

Kelly from Utah recently messaged us to discuss her college plans. Given all of the upheaval in our world today, it's understandable that some young people are struggling with planning for their educations after high school.

There's no way of knowing if our world will eventually get back to "normal." But what is clear is that there is still a need for education and it can be very expensive to meet this need, whether attending community college or moving out of state for school, in-person or online.

Kelly asked if I would be willing to fund all or part of her education. I responded that I'd be able to make a small contribution of $200. This may not be a lot. It probably doesn't even buy two textbooks. But I hope it makes a small bit of difference in her four-year adventure that is soon to begin.

Have a request of your own? Please message me and let's talk.

Friday, June 19, 2020

How to Get Free Money From the Government

I stumbled across this article on Google today. It's older but worth a read. It's not what I normally post on this blog but thought it might be of help to some people.

Per MarketWatch:

Whoever said “nothing in life comes free” didn’t take into account the myriad government programs that help people pay for things like college, day care and a new home. Most of these programs are funded by taxes, so technically you pay something for them, but they’re as close as you’ll get to getting free money from the government.Here are a half-dozen programs to look at:

I've personally recovered a lot of money through state government unclaimed funds sites. When every little bit helps, it's good to know about these options!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Keep Your Free Money Requests Coming - I'm Still Here

This week, I've sent donations/free money to the following individuals:

Emma, Pennsylvania $50
Janet, Ontario $50
Elaine, Ontario $50
Phil, Connecticut $100
Dakota, North Carolina $100
Demarcus, New York $200

As a reminder, I'm not exactly religious about posting to this blog. I update when the mood strikes, which sometimes isn't often enough. But the site is still active, the email is still active and my mission is still active.

Please feel welcome to contact me and I'll reply to you directly if I can help.

Please stay safe!

Thanks everyone.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

$125 Free Money to Nellie for Groceries

Nellie from Tennessee contacted me recently. In these unprecedented times, many people are struggling with life's daily expenses. As Nellie explained, she wanted to purchase groceries last week but was currently out of a job and needed assistance.

Our family's weekly grocery budget is $125. We ourselves sometimes struggle to stay under $125. But even with the means to spend much more, we feel it's important to stay under budget whenever possible.

I will send $125 to help Nellie and her family and hope that it helps stretch things just a little further during a very difficult time.

If you currently have a job, feel very blessed. If you are out of work and struggling, know that this is temporary, others care about you and if you stay focused, you'll be able to bounce back stronger.