In between jobs, but my parents have financial control

Hi everyone,

I'm in a little bit of a sticky situation. I'm in between full-time jobs, and only working 1-2 days on the weekend for about 4 hours a shift at about $12/hr. I live on my own with my cat, so I don't have many expenses, but they do exist, and my part-time job doesn't cover squat.

The good news is: I have a lot of financial support from my parents. The bad news is: I have a lot of financial support from my parents. While I know that I'm extremely lucky and I appreciate my parents' help, the downside is that I'm extremely limited in my financial freedom while they hold the purse strings, so to speak. For example, I have a debit card, but I'm not allowed to have a credit card (my parents told me to cut mine up when they found out about it), and I got yelled at by my dad when I took out a loan via MoneyLion. Oh, and I should mention: I'm almost 30, and I've been living on my own since I was 24.

I mentioned this in my post in the New Members thread, but I am actively looking for full-time jobs so that I can start becoming financially independent. Unfortunately, getting a full-time job doesn't happen overnight, so I need a way to make at least some money consistently while I bombard all of the hiring managers with my resume. I'm not at rock bottom financially, but I do have some credit balances to clear, and for some reason overdrawing my bank account multiple times a month, despite thoroughly (or so I thought) going through and clearing out unused subscriptions and fraudulent charges.

I'm on a few of the survey sites, and I'm a MoneyLion member as I mentioned above, but a lot of the other options on this site - while sounding very helpful - can't apply to me because of my parents' financial involvement. That being said, any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I'm sorry for the novel, but I've been meaning to post this for a while, and I just needed to get it off my chest. I'm a fully functioning young adult, and it's beyond embarrassing that my parents have this much financial control over me at this point in my life. I know that there are worse situations, and I'm not dismissing that by any means; I just feel frustrated and stuck.

Thanks in advance :-)

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