New to the board but long overdue

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-20-2011
New to the board but long overdue
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 9:54pm

Hi.. I'm new to the board but this is something I should have done a long time ago. I've been reading through all of your posts and finding so many familiar things about them, from the fear of how buried we are and that we can't yet see the end in sight (where I'm at now) to where I hope to be one day, with those of you who have posted victory over the insecurity and freedom from fears of living in debt of having to juggle which bills get paid and how much this month. Not being able to count the payoff in terms of weeks but instead, in months. The depression is constantly with me now, I don't know how we'll do it but I know somehow we have to.

We have over $25,000 in hospital bills, over $25,000 in taxes and pentalties, $500 in utility bills we left behind at another state, $300 in overdue bills in this state and we need to come up with rent deposits for a new apartment while still managing to pay this month's rent. We've been borrowing $200 each month to cover rent and keep saying we won't again, but then the next month gets here and we're short again.The IRS has levied my bank account and I'm sure wage garnishments aren't far behind. We've talked about

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 10-21-2011 - 3:00pm
Welcome! You are in the right place. Hang in there and keep posting. Many wonderful ladies here.

Good luck with the new job opportunity, looks like fate may be knocking on your door. :)
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-2006
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 1:46am

Glad you are here!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-06-2003
Sat, 10-22-2011 - 11:18am

Glad to have you here with us!


"It is said that life has its peaks and valleys.  The challenge is to accept them equally and experience them

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 1:23pm

Hi & Welcome to the board.


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 9:41am
I'm a little late to the party but I just wanted to say welcome. I'm so glad you reached out, if for no other reason then support. This board really helps and they are very supportive. Post often and let us know how you are doing!

Bex -

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2005
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 1:34pm

Hi and welcome to the board.

I know how difficult a spot this can be.