Every once in a while I get an email from a reader who has a question. I'm not a finance professional in any way, so it's difficult for me to offer advice to others, but perhaps I can help by sharing someone's question so the people who read this blog can chime in:
Hi Madame X my name is K__ I have a few questions about finances. I am 30 years old, married to man that is now dying of lung cancer, I also have a 7 year old with complex Epilepsy and can not get out of debt, I am sinking farther now with my husband and his chemo treatments. I only make 11.00 an hour and can't get where I can make enough to help my family. Can you give me some advice on how with limited credit that I could somehow get ahead?Thank you,K__
K__ sounds like she is in a really tough spot and I wish her the best, whatever happens. Without knowing more about the situation, all I can really suggest is to try to cut expenses wherever possible and perhaps turn to friends, neighbors, and your community or church. Maybe there are ways they offer help to families dealing with cancer, perhaps through assistance with childcare or meals, to help you get through this rough time until you're back on your feet. Does anyone else have any suggestions for K__?