Hello, My name is Marina and I am 48 years old and have 3 children, 2 of them are married and in ok situation financially. And one is 18 who works with so little money. My story is a little different than all of you. I used to have lots of money at some point. I had the dream job. I was the Financial Coordinator for a very big/huge company. About 3 months ago I decided to pay off all my bills and car payments and credit cards which equalled 35K. I did not care of leaving some for bad days since I had the most secure job and was making about 65K/year. SO I paid off all my debts and started saving all over again. In November 2007 my boss called me to his office and told me that he was so happy with my job and that he decided to give me a promotion, He offered me 80K/year. I was the happiest creature on earth and that was the reason I decided to pay off all my debts. I was so sure of what was going to happen, good things of course. December came and no raise, January 08 started and no raise. So I went to ask him, he told me this: Marina, I had hired someone else to take over your job, and we won't need your services. I felt that the enitre world had turned his back on me. I was so depressed/sad/down. But I did not give up, since Jan 11, 2008 and I am looking for jobs. No one is offering me any, I am an accountant, I do taxes too. I am getting jobs that pays only $15-$17/hr. I can't afford living in my house, I pay $1650.00 per month for rent. I could afford it before because I had a good job. I paid my February rent, but for March I don't have any money left. I asked for help, no one could help me. All I need is a job. A JOB will do it, I hate begging for money, but I have no choice now, I need help, I am hoping that someone will offer me some help, may be a job, all I have now is $52.00 how funny when I had thousands. God bless my boss, I pray for him, he will get it soon.
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