Skip to main content

I was injured about 10 years ago and had to have surgery on my spine, re-injured in 2016, and my symptoms and pain have returned and are worse than ever. My insurance is pretty much useless and I need a surgery that I cannot afford. The pain I’m in cannot be put into words and I just want my life back.

My credit is atrocious mostly from poor decisions as a young adult.

I am working but I don’t make enough to put money aside each paycheck.  

Does anyone have any advice on what I should do?

My pain makes it difficult to work, but I’m doing it. I was hoping to find a side job working from home so I can make money and still rest from the workday but it seems to be a struggle to find a WFH position that’s actually legit.

Of course it would be ideal to get a loan for the surgery but I’m honestly out of ideas.


Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Last edited by Maryann
Original Post

Replies sorted oldest to newest

Hi @Kelsey Del Valle! First off, I am so sorry to hear this! Please know we're thinking of you, and hope surgery is a success and brings a close to this painful chapter.

Now on to your question — how to make extra money via a WFH side job. This topic has come up quite a bit around here, so I'm going to link you to some previous threads and methods I've seen our members write about.

The threads here, here, here and here are from members who had similar situations. The comments are a treasure trove of information! There's also this thread about best industries and companies for WFH jobs: The Best Industries and Companies to Find Work From Home Jobs.

Finally, I'd suggested The Penny Hoarder's Work-From-Home job portal. It's populated weekly and vetted by The Penny Hoarder's team of editors.

I hope this helps get you started. My sincerest well wishes to you. Keep us posted on your progress!

Kelsey,

I am right here with you.  Just got off the phone planning my treatment and surgery.  Its going to be expensive.  Lets think this out together.  Work from Home ideas are immense in this group.  As mentioned we have a treasure trove on here.  The key thing is to do your homework.  Find something that works for you.  I do two things from home and they fit nicely together; both are very part-time because right now I also have a regular job.  My hope is to eventually just be working from home.

Lets connect and share ideas and help each other.  I wish you well.

Leta 

@Leta Muncie posted:

Kelsey,

I am right here with you.  Just got off the phone planning my treatment and surgery.  Its going to be expensive.  Lets think this out together.  Work from Home ideas are immense in this group.  As mentioned we have a treasure trove on here.  The key thing is to do your homework.  Find something that works for you.  I do two things from home and they fit nicely together; both are very part-time because right now I also have a regular job.  My hope is to eventually just be working from home.

Lets connect and share ideas and help each other.  I wish you well.

Leta

Thanks for your supportive comment to Kelsey, @Leta Muncie!

If you feel comfortable, do you mind sharing what kind of work-from-home jobs you've found and how you went about finding them? Not the company per say but the kind of work you found that you can do at home and how. Perhaps it'll help Kelsey (and others) with some ideas on what's out there and how to get started on their own search.

Last edited by Maryann

sending prays hope everything goes well, i know when i had my radiation treatments my insurance let me know they don't pay for them, are you kidding me?? so i reached out to our congressmen and he helped me get them paid for, who doesn't think people with cancer treatments don't need to have help paying them?? god bless and good luck

The key is to do your homework and find what works for you. I have language writing skills so I took up a Feedback Writing, part time job on an editing platform. I also have Social Science skills from my teaching background. I am in the process of securing another virtual, part time job, using that skill. I took sometime to search (that is the homework part) for something that works for me. The net result is I have managed to raise an income! You may have different skills from me, but go on year search to find what works for you. All the best. 

Add Reply

×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×