“I face the very real possibility of becoming homeless. “
I got this message in an email yesterday.
This isn’t the person’s picture, but the person who e-mailed me could be in a similar situation to the man in the picture soon.
This may be happening to someone you know and care for, if not today then soon. I’m predicting a flood of people in this same situation.
I’m getting more and more of these types of e-mails every day and I need your help to know …
How should I respond?
I know we haven’t spoken much, nor have we met, though I hope you can help me. I’m in deep financial trouble. I have almost nothing left and if I don’t come up with some money by the end of the month, I face the very real possibility of becoming homeless. That terrifies me.
I’ve worked as hard as I can with all the resources I have available to me and while some things are in motion, the one thing I need the most has dried up completely. Cash flow. At the moment, I have none. I’m down to about $150.00 in my bank account and I have about $1,300 in credit left for cash advances on my Visa.
If I can get as little as $500.00 coming in, I can pay the minimum on the Visa and my Amex and make cash withdrawals on my Visa, but not for much longer, as you can imagine. My monthly expenses are only about $1,000.00 but I’m unable to match that.
I’m incredibly frustrated. I’ve worked as hard as I know how, even up to seven days a week and virtually everything I’ve touched has failed. I feel incredible shame even in writing this, but I have no choice anymore. I can see things getting better with the joint ventures I’m working on. The problem is that they’re taking time to come together and I’m almost out of time. I know that things will get better; I just don’t know when.
I’m not asking for a handout. I have a lot of skills and am quite capable. Unfortunately I’ve made a lot of mistakes and it’s led me to where I am now.
I sincerely hope you can help me or point me in the right direction.”
Let me know what you think!
What kind of advice can I give this person that will really help … right now.
All the best,
And more, more, more.