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I Just Found a Job, But Without My Car, I Can't Get to Work. Please Help Me Keep My Job!

My Story:

I am married with two young children. My wife has just started her business as a Mary Kay consultant so she is in the process of building up her company, and I have two young children are both girls, one is 2 years old and the other is 5 months old. My wife is going back to school in the fall for pediatrics, and I work full time to support our family.

I haven't told my family this, but unless I can find someone to help us, we're going to have a real problem. Several months ago, I lost my job (I was laid off). At the time, we were living in Utah. After looking for work for what seemed like forever, I FINALLY found another job, but it was in California. We'd didn't really have a choice but for me to take the job because we'd used all of our savings, so I took the job, and we moved to California. The moving expenses were a little more than we expected, and we ended up behind on our car payment.

Now that we've moved, everything is looking up. I have a good job. My wife is ready to start studying to be a pediatrician. We've found a good place to live that we can afford, and though we're living paycheck to paycheck, we're almost out of the woods. But I'm behind on our car payment and we've been behind for so long that they're threatening to take my car. That car is our only transportation, and if I lose it, I'll lose my job. That'll put us back at square one after all of the hard work we've done, but I don't know what to do. We don't have any friends or family who can help us, and according to everyone we've asked, we make too much for any kind of help around here.

It would mean so, so much to us if Modest Needs could help us to catch up our car payments. Your help will get us caught up with car payment and back on track with our budget. We are now steadily working and getting settled in. I want my daughters to look up to me and see strength and stability, but it is really hard to do that when I am in hardship like this. Your help would mean the world to me.

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