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Financial crisis when I have awful credit and am too sick to work

I posted here about my financial situation of being on disability for mental health reasons. Right now my PTSD symptoms are huge and all-consuming, so I am not able to accomplish much at all. However, I'm hitting a financial crisis point and need to find some remedy. My credit is too bad to get any kind of loan and I don't know who I could ask for one personally. Do you have any suggestions?
posted by mermaidcafe on Aug 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me find ways to make more money

I am unable to work because of disability. I collect SSDI and while I get food stamps, I only get $17/month, which doesn't go very far. Since I went on SSDI in 2010, I've tried various ways to supplement my income, but I have yet to come up with anything reliable. Budgeting is not the problem; there simply isn't enough money. Plus, it would be nice to improve my quality of life even a little bit. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Jun 1, 2014 - 20 answers

Choosing a path in the Graphic/Interactive Design industry.

I'm a graduating graphic design student with two job offers in the field of interaction design following graduation. One is extremely well paid with great perks in the tech industry, and the other more traditional studio setting, only three-months long (to start) with lower pay but with more interesting work. Help? [more inside]
posted by drd on Apr 21, 2014 - 13 answers

How do I become an adventurer - and still get paid?

I want to move around the world, get paid a decent salary, and not have to worry much about room and board - What jobs should I apply to? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Dec 27, 2013 - 27 answers

Professional jobs that require night or shift work?

My parents have always worked night shifts as a nurse at a geriatric support centre, and as a mail sorter for the post office. They make enough money. They've made their schedules work for them, and also raised 4 kids while doing so. Because of their shift work, they do get a lot of time off-- maybe working double shifts sometimes, or three 12-hour shifts in a row, but then they get 3 days off. They also tend to know their schedules a month ahead of time. I do not work well in a 9-5 M-F schedule, so I'd like to know what are other similar jobs to this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2013 - 29 answers

Looking for good sales principles...

I may soon be entering a field where sales will become an important part of my income. I am looking for book recommendations for how to approach this challenge. I am not looking for super advanced sales "secrets" or any type of mumbo-jumbo, just the basic sort of business texts a beginner should absorb before taking a job where closing sales is a major part of the challenge. I am a dummy, but I am looking for a bit more than a "For Dummies" intro to sales could deliver. I want the state of the art for a beginner with an open mind and a willingness to work.
posted by Drinky Die on Jul 1, 2013 - 9 answers

Answering the annoying "what do you do" question, and then some

I recently inherited enough money that will allow me to not work again. I still want to do things - volunteer, help others, keep busy, etc. How do I explain this to others and answer questions that people ask? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2013 - 54 answers

Do we stick it out or jump ship?

How do we get unstuck -- by sticking it out or uprooting completely? [more inside]
posted by als129 on Jul 23, 2012 - 14 answers

How do you turn your business into a company?

Do you have to know how to cook to own a restaurant? [more inside]
posted by azn_hunnie on Jun 13, 2012 - 26 answers

A get-less-poor-quick scheme?

How can I make some extra money while working full time? [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Jun 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Verbally accepted a job offer, but now a dream offer has come along...

Verbally accepted a job offer, but now a dream offer has come along... What should I do? [more inside]
posted by tda101 on Apr 24, 2012 - 24 answers

HR from potential (new) employer is asking for 1) references 2) salary history. This is post interview which took place nearly 2wks ago.

HR from potential (new) employer is asking for 1) references 2) salary history. This is post interview which took place nearly 2wks ago. [more inside]
posted by ezekieldas on Mar 26, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I get it through to my partner that she can't afford an unpaid internship?

My partner refuses to consider giving up her unpaid internship in order to find a job and is furious with me for suggesting that she should. How do I approach this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 - 51 answers

I'm leaving. Do I complain before I go?

Should I complain about the financial treatment of my department in an organization I'm leaving? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Soon to be Big 3 if they hire me.

What's it like for a mid-career (35 years old) IT person to suddenly start working at a big 4 consulting firm? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Financial Advisor Inquiry

I'm a 33 year old male who has been interested in being a Financial Advisor since the 7th grade. I've an undergraduate degree in Finance with a CIS option and am currently 1/2 way through my MBA. I really want to become a FA but I'm a little nervous about starting from scratch, selling to my friends and family, and walking around town knocking on doors to sell although I've been told that I am a very likeable person who would be great at this. [more inside]
posted by Paalen on Nov 4, 2011 - 5 answers

How does my Japanese girlfriend make money online?

I met my girlfriend in London about 2 years ago. Since then, we have (temporarily) gone our separate ways due to visa issues mainly. Now she is back in Japan and she has had several crappy jobs. I want to help her get a job teaching English/Japanese online and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good ways of promoting her. Her English is very good, she lived in London for 12 years and only hung out with native speakers. I have encouraged her to look for a similar job teaching/translating in Japan and we'll see how that goes but I just need some ideas to help her get as many students as possible. Thanks.
posted by locussst on Oct 7, 2011 - 2 answers

I need to make some money. Fast.

I'm based in Northern Europe and really have to make some money soon or else I'll have to go on public assistance. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 - 5 answers

being triggered by jobhunting - help

How do I cope with being constantly triggered while job-hunting? It's severely impacting my ability to apply for jobs. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 10, 2011 - 16 answers

If I bust my ***, and Initech ships a few extra units, I don't see another dime!

Out of semi-idle curiosity, what are the practical careers that produce the most direct and immediate reward for effective labor? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Dec 2, 2010 - 15 answers

Life stinks, I'd like to change it.

I should probably talk to a therapist, but what can I do ON MY OWN regarding general distaste for my life complicated by apathetic depression? Wall of text inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Dream job for an aspiring actor who does not enjoy starving to death

"Does my dream job exist?" Or, "What are some good fallback jobs for an aspiring actor who does not enjoy starving to death?" [more inside]
posted by Wanderboy on Aug 16, 2010 - 24 answers

What are some of the best jobs to have while I wait for my real job to start?

What are some of the best jobs to have while I wait for my real job to start? [more inside]
posted by BasileusPY on Aug 12, 2010 - 12 answers

What's a job that I can work for a month?

What kind of job can I do for a month in between traveling? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jul 29, 2010 - 6 answers

What jobs pay at least 50k?

I know that times are tough and young grads everywhere are struggling, but let's assume, merely hypothetically, that I wanted to find a job that pays $50,000 USD a year. Where/in what industry would I look? [more inside]
posted by Theloupgarou on Jul 2, 2010 - 17 answers

How to cope with a soul-crushing job that no longer pays the bills

I work at a public library, and it's gotten to the point where I just want to check out and not return. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Special combo: extreme anxiety, impending breakup, and financial meltdown. How do I deal?

Extreme anxiety, perhaps for good reason. What resources should I be seeking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 7 answers

How to Succeed at Business While Trying Rather a Lot, Actually

How can I prepare for work situations that affect me materially, like salary negotiations, requesting a promotion and/or raise, asking to work on particular projects, etc.? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 9, 2010 - 10 answers

All about the Benjamins

Help me make bank. [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on Apr 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Is it better to have been fired, or not worked there at all?

I'm going job hunting next week. I'll be applying for retail, restaurant, and fast food positions. My experience consists of one year at McDonalds (fired), and a one month temp job. In my last job search, I noticed that my sole call-back was from when I left McDonalds entirely off the application. However, I wasn't hired due to lack of experience. Would it be better to leave McDonalds on my applications and take the risk, or take the risk of not being hired due to lack of experience? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Feb 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Need Instant Good Money, Who Doesn't?

Is there anything similar to Mechanical Turk on the Internet? [more inside]
posted by VC Drake on Aug 25, 2009 - 5 answers

When is that tiny paycheck worth it?

My yearly take-home income at my day job is about 17K. I'm starting to reevaluate exactly how long I can live on something like that, and I'd like some advice. Is it foolish to leave a steady paycheck in a bad economy, even if that paycheck is peanuts, for a "possibly" more lucrative option? For those of you who have left a job you were unhappy with when times were rough, do you regret it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2009 - 23 answers

Where can I make money online?

Where, oh where, can I make money online? I have a great computer expertise! [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jul 10, 2009 - 18 answers

What do you do, aside from your regular day job, to bring in extra streams of revenue?

What do you do, aside from your regular day job, to bring in extra streams of revenue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2009 - 23 answers

Yeah, great timing, I know.

I'm an artsworker trainee who's also in the early stages of starting a new small business. I've been jobhunting like crazy but nothing's happened yet. I need to cover my living expenses. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 9, 2009 - 11 answers

What types of menial, yet time-flexible jobs might a skilled vfx professional consider when he wants to leave his industry.

I am a visual effects artist / supervisor looking to leave the industry to pursue acting. In the meantime I need a job that pays me enough to cover life expenses, but time enough to pursue my passion. Please help me brainstorm creative job possibilities beyond the typical "waiter" or "barista." [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Mar 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Ways to insulate oneself from the economic downturn?

Ways to make extra cash during the economic downturn? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Mar 11, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I best arm myself for an upcoming salary/bonus review in this economic climate?

How do I best arm myself for an upcoming salary/bonus review in this economic climate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2009 - 10 answers

How does one convert idleness into currency, sans boss?

What are some interesting ways people have used to make money, without having a job, per se? (Legally, I mean.) [more inside]
posted by AAAA on Jan 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Is it becoming the norm for people to work more than one (or even two) jobs just to stay afloat?

Is it becoming a more acceptable trend for individuals to work more than one job just to maintain a certain standard of living? I work three jobs (my wife also works full-time) and yet it seems as if we barely can keep ourselves afloat on a monthly basis. Help me from going crazy here! [more inside]
posted by msposner on Sep 1, 2008 - 50 answers

Will shoot for money!

Tips for finding well-paying photography gigs? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Jul 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Managing an Anothology Project

What should I take into consideration when spearheading an anthology project? What resources are out there for us? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 30, 2008 - 1 answer

Get paid to sleep?!?

Should I participate in a 4-week sleep study? [more inside]
posted by the_arbiter on Apr 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Am I too old for the law?

Am I too old to go to law school? I'm 33 and . . . [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm on Mar 24, 2008 - 19 answers

I want to be passionate about my work... while working in my pjs

Can I make a living coding from home, and where can I find such a job? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Mar 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Lookout Europe, here I come

What are some good job search websites/engines for Europe? I'm interested in jobs in international affairs, public relations, business and finance, advertising and marketing. I'm mostly looking for resources for Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, but pan-European websites are good too.
posted by barrakuda on Jan 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Need side job advice for lacking income

What can my wife and I do to supplement our lacking income? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Jan 30, 2008 - 37 answers

Job ideas for 61 yr old Mom?

Job ideas for my 61 y.o. Mom. No college, 7 years in mortgage broker business last year on her own (thus the question). 27 years management experience. Health not so good (heart issues). Any ideas?
posted by swiffa on Sep 18, 2007 - 8 answers

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Should I stay with a sure-thing job, or move to greener grass? [more inside]
posted by Liosliath on Jun 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Career in the social services, but my heart isn't in it.

Career in the social services, but my heart isn't in it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2007 - 12 answers

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