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Update: Thank you DIN and Grandmasteph, for your comments. We have already been to DHS, they are the ones booting us off the insurance, but they have extended it until June 21, so we are trying to get all prescriptions refilled before then and at least one more visit to the doctor :) We have already applied for disability for him, and have been turned down twice, apparently in Tennessee if you aren't a mental patient or a drug addict you cannot get disability. There is no section 8 here as far as I can tell I have already talked with HUD. The good news is if we want to we can pack all of our things and move into a small apartment in the projects where we will have just one bathroom and cockroaches to boot. (a no-no with someone who has kidney problems, colon problems and asthma) But all suggestions are good so keep them coming, I am looking into the Hill Burton Fund, thanks for the 411! and yes DIN, I appreciate your prayers, I too have looked at this as a learning experience and we only love each other more, adversity really does strengthen the ties that bind. I put this and every day in God's hands, I know he'll give me what he wants me to have. You guys are great! BTW the car is fixed, thank God it was something simple and not too expensive, though I did spend the money I was going to give the landlord on parts, I guess this time the lesser of the two evils is eviction. Love You All!
also once you are incorporated, people are almost always clamoring to give you money to actually start the business, but check with SBA.gov they have lots of loans for people just starting out in business including one loan that you only have to fill out a single form, easy! You can do it!
You do not need any help to incorporate yourself, I know someone who got the forms at office Max for @ 20 bucks, all you have to do is apply for a federal tax id number basically, your local government offices can probably give you the information for free or a very nominal fee. Do not let some accountant or Lawyer tell you otherwise. My husband did this years ago when he had his own business, some accountants wanted 600 dollars to do it, the county ofice I think charged 25 bucks. Good Luck!
Why would you preface your question by telling everyone you are not smart? What is wrong with being smart? Intelligence is a wonderful thing. So many of the young people I work with use the phrases "get smart," or "smart remarks," or "smart comments," I always have to remind them that as an intelligent human being I cannot make any other kind of comment or remark. Smart is my only option. All questions are worthwhile and yours is particularly legitimate given the nature of this website. I am inclined to believe a great deal of what people write here, and maybe I am an optimist, but I believe most people are bothered by the fact that they need help, I know I am. I have always been able to take care of myself and my family without assistance, but the world is kicking my butt right now and it takes a lot of courage, in my opinion, to admit your shortcomings and reach out for assistance. I believe, and yes I could be wrong, that most people would not bare their souls and let it all hang out for the world to see if they did not actually need the help. It's just too embarassing, I don't want people to know I'm a college graduate with almost a masters degree asking people if they want fries with that shake. I don't want people to know that I have failed financially to take care of my family, but in order to get out of this hole I am going to have to rely on the kindness of strangers, which means I have to tell my story, which means everyone will know, but right now our survival is more important than what people think of me. I think that many of the people here are in the same boat. If nobody ever sees my story and helps me it is ok, at least I have learned a valuable lesson and that is communication is everything, and that I am human and I cannot do it all myself. God Bless!
Things are a lot different now, I have left my job because we intend to move so I can go back to school. My husband is sicker than ever, just getting over pneumonia and doctors are now concerned with some mysterious lymph node problem in is stomach but they will not give us any further details because we cannnot pay the bill. I am trying to get my husband to a state where they have some medicaid and where they have an actual university so I can finish my masters degree. I am trying to help my family myself but it seems the more I try to dig us out the farther in we fall. Right now I am 500 dollars short of what I need to get us where we are going. If anyone out there can help please get in contact with me. My landlord intends to put us out on Monday, he was of course not going to tell us that. He asked me to come and meet him alone in the office to work out a deal last week but my husband said he figured the intentions there were less than honorable and I agree, I need help but not at the expense of my soul.
Thank you for listening!