Friday, March 27, 2020

Coping: How to live on a low-income

To those who might be struggling with living with low-income, I'm offering my support. 

You can email me at amber@povertytalksyyc.org , private message me on facebook, Amber Cannon.

Rule ONE about living in poverty.
Stay in constant contact with the people you owe money too!! I survived by phoning my utility, phone, and credit card companies on a monthly basis. And made arrangement s to pay my bills. This will decrease your anxiety and stress!!

Rule TWO about living in poverty.
Don't trust everybody. Make sure the sources are credible. Do your research and don't make snap decisions. Especially if you are feeling emotionally vulnerable. Always ask a friend you trust before you make an important decision.

Rule THREE about living in poverty.
DON'T use PAY DAY LENDING LOANS!! You will find yourself unable to get out of debt!! Sadly, they are LEGAL PREDATORS!!

Rule FOUR about living in poverty.
Don't beat yourself about the things you can't do anymore. I know it's hard. There are many birthday and Christmas gifts that I could not afford my child. But remember the memories you CAN CREATE for them!!

Rule FIVE about living in poverty.
There are so many people that are willing to help you on a dime. Make sure they are trustworthy. Build a rapport. You WILL get through this. You CAN survive in poverty!!

If you need tips on how to plan for a low-cost birthday or something else for your kids, please let me know #yyc

I have a friend who is really fantastic at planning this!!

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