Broke

I am a single dad of 2 kids. I also literally typed "I am broke" in google. I was selling things on eBay but sales are way down. I have an old truck(1999) with no front bumper, but a full tank of gas. We are thankful to have a place to live... we are living in my mom's house who died a couple of years ago. But bills are due, I have to pay taxes on the house, as well as car and house insurance. I haven't worked in a few years and I'm not sure how to go about looking for work. I am almost 50 - I have a beautiful woman who wants me across the country (we've known each other for almost 20 yrs). I am ashamed to even call her and i wake up in the middle of the night worried about what I'm going to do. There is no heat and it got coldest last night (53 degerees inside). Where do I start? It's like I could use a step-by-step manual.
billybobsnerd billybobsnerd
46-50, M
2 Responses Nov 26, 2012

Hi billy, my advice is start educating yourself about money. Go to the library and read finance and wealth books, or even read personal finance blogs online. Upgrade your skills either by going local college. If you can't afford college, then go to the self-taught route and become self employed.

If you have skills but can't find a job, then read books on job hunting and improving your job searching skills. Join clubs in your community that provides free resources on resume writing, cover letter, interview strategies.

Finding a job is like a hitting an iceberg with a pick. If you hit it long enough, no matter how big the iceberg, it will crack. Eventually you will find a job if you keep putting in the effort and work. Finding employment is a full time job. Good luck.

Take it one day at a time ,You have alot on your shoulder but you sound like a Fighter .These are difficult times, and please don't blame yourself or be so hard on your self.I have done it every day but no more .You have been trying , have made at least some effort,Dont hang your head in shame.Lift it up and know we grow from our trials and tribulations ,it makes us stronger and God will not put any more on us than we can bare and he chose u cause of the Great contents of your heart and he knows you will come out VICTORIOUSLY.GOD'S PLAN IS PERFECT.SIT TIGHT AND LET HIS WILL BE DONE IN YOUR LIFE! BIG HUGS♥ I AM PRAYING FOR YOU. BLESS YOU!