Money

United States
November 11, 2008 6:49pm CST
I'm still in high school and I don't have a job and my parents both have jobs, yet we still have almost no money. I'm always scared to ask them for money if I need something, so every day at school I don't eat lunch cause I have no money. Plus I don't think the school will give me free or reduced lunch because both of my parents work. I could get a job because I'm 16 so I'm old enough for most places but I don't have a car so I wouldn't have a ride to work. I'm hoping that using this website I will have enough money for whatever I need. Is there anyone else having the same problem?
2 responses
@nadooa247 (1096)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Well you could try to see if you could work after school at the school itself as a tutor, or perhaps help teachers with something... talk to your principle and see if such a thing is available. Hey, it's a start, at least you are trying SOMETHING!! Have you checked for jobs within walking distance? Did you find a help wanted sign at a place and ask a friend to apply with you? That way you both could go together and split the transportation cost. You could tell your friend the truth or you could simply say it would be cool to work together and try to save for a car by the time you hit 18 or 19... Yes i had that problem but not as bad i have to admit but in University. Most importantly KEEP YOUR GRADES UP. You will lose money if you don't. How? Scholarships my friend. I lost a $2000 scholarship because my GPA in high school wasn't so great. I got another one for my GPA in college (i transfered from college to university) but i can't tell you how irritated with myself i was over that $2000 loss. Save from now if you can towards your college if you can since college is cheaper than university but still you need money. Some say that you don't need a degree to be successful in life, well i don't see the harm in having one. You have a sense of accomplishment and when you fill out any future application under education you could write in college and not just high school. I know people that didn't make it to college and they regret it immensely, simply because they missed out on the experience that college and university gives you in life. Back to your current situation... If you want to make money here, reply to discussions in the best way you can, try not to be insulting even if the poster is. If you post at least 10 posts 2 - 3 lines each daily that will certainly add up. I have been here about a week+ and made a little over $4 just by sticking to it. There are a lot of great topics to take part in so take advantage of that ;) Hope this was helpful! Happy mylotting =)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Thank you for your comment! I appreciate it!
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
well.. i guess almost all right now are experiencing financial problems, try cutting down expenses or find a part time job..though it is hard since you are still in high school. for your baon why not bringing some food for lunch rather than buy right? or do some errands for other people and they may pay you...or babysit... and pray...