Apr 2, 2020
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Asking for help is OK. . That’s what one of our writers, Stephanie Bolling, lear…

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Asking for help is OK.👌
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That’s what one amongst our writers, Stephanie Bolling, found after she out of the blue grew to turn out to be a single mother when she was granted momentary custody of her 4-year-old niece, Averi, in 2010. Stephanie solely made $360 per week and lived paycheck to paycheck. The sudden expense of child care compelled her to only settle for public assist.
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She utilized for sponsored day care, W.I.C., meals stamps and a month-to-month cash assist program to help her shoulder the costs.
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Asking for help wasn’t in my familial toolbox. My dad and mother always struggled financially, nevertheless they rarely ever requested for help. So not taking ‘charity’ was in my blood,” she talked about.

A group of family, buddies and coworkers surfaced to help her, from babysitting to leaving reward taking part in playing cards on her desk. It wasn’t simple to only settle for the help, nevertheless she allowed herself to lean into it.
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In the end, Averi was adopted by a relative, and Stephanie’s yr on public assist ended. Nevertheless her debt didn’t.
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It took her only a few years to get extreme about paying all of it off in its place of ignoring it, nevertheless she lastly grew to turn out to be debt-free eight years after caring for Averi.

Her experience modified her view of most people assist system and the way in which many people truly do need financial help. Asking for — and receiving — help isn’t always simple, nevertheless it’s OK.
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What sources have you ever ever turned to in situations of financial need?

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Comments to Asking for help is OK. . That’s what one of our writers, Stephanie Bolling, lear…

  • #personalfinance #publicassistance #parenting #financialassistance #inspiration #singleparent #expenses #financialtips #lessmoneystress

    thepennyhoarder April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • There’s Power In Giving 💝

    ruinsbarry April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • Wow

    dushky13 April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • Asking for help, asking questions & arming yourself with knowledge can help if there’s ever an instance where your circumstances drastically change.

    freethenickel April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • Food Stamps

    itdolltiff April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • Would love to continue the conversation about this. Who is willing to collaborate?

    redlegds04 April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • Serious Props to Stephanie.

    karysma7 April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • 💜💜💜

    tampapeter April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • Save your home California. It paid our mortgage when I lost my job and my husband was not working because of his operation.

    eliz152 April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • I lost my job, became ill and became a single parent all in one year. I had to turn to welfare and food stamps, the hardest 3 months of my life. It felt humiliating. I too had coworkers, prior to loosing my job, leave me money and coats and all kinds of things that it was so painfully obvious that I needed. I eventually learned it was ok to get help to allow others to help, because I had always helped others but somehow it felt wrong for me to accept help until it didn’t. Greatest lesson in my life.

    babadoodles77 April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • I ask for help, 12 y.o autistic daughter, everyone acts like I don’t deserve to ask

    nokesshanendoah April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • thank you for sharing <3

    cultivatingyourabundance April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • It is always OK!👌🏽

    motiv8moneybp April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • You rock!

    terryshiflett April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • #askforhelp 👌🏾

    stashinvesting April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply
  • I look through my stuff and if I see something I don’t use I sell it online for money.

    nolongergood1 April 2, 2020 9:54 am Reply

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