I still don’t have a car.

I hesitated about writing a post like this, but I’m in a bit of a financial bind.

I still haven’t received the payout from my insurance company for the accident I was in three weeks ago (apparently they used the wrong address and it will be overnighted on Monday),  but because of the age of the car (’99 Toyota Corolla), the payout isn’t enough to get even a good used car.    I’m afraid I will have to resort to a Buy Here Pay Here dealership because my credit is nonexistent (that’s another story I won’t get into here but has to do with my narc ex ruining my credit rating).   That’s a burden I can’t really afford because I don’t earn that much, and it still requires a hefty down payment.


So I’m doing something I feel very uncomfortable doing and asking for help so I can get a good used vehicle.   I hope I’ve been doing something in return like writing and posting interesting and helpful articles that make you think, laugh, or inspire you in some way.

Thanking you in advance.  Any amount you can give is appreciated!

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I hate to do this, but…

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I hate asking for help, but I really need it right now. My 14 year old car is in need of serious repairs (I have a major engine misfire involving several cylinders) and my housemate is moving out and I haven’t found a suitable replacement yet (so I’m behind on rent too). I’m working longer hours but money has been very tight. It’s going to cost me several hundred dollars to repair my car so it’s in running condition. I’m looking to raise about $500.

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