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The House is Rented!

August 4th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Yipee! Tenants signed lease effective August 1st!!! One less thing to worry about --- unless they stop paying! Nice couple with teens who want to change the landscaping at their own cost. No problem with us -- we want to save one rose bush to relocate to our house. We are planning to get the house exterior painted next week so it will be in better shape then when we had lived there! Smile

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My mom got a letter from Social Security in regards to my father's death and survivor benefits. It looks like that she will be automatically switched over to his higher benefits. She needs to verify the deposit amount to confirm. Also will be paid the $255 death benefit to be direct deposited as well. I am glad that she did not have to go the office and potentially endure a delay.

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My DS is giving everyone fits --- he is in his mid 20s and has been drifting (or getting by) for awhile now. But his money has been running our and family will not assist him any longer unless he make some dramatic changes. It has been mostly his dad who bails him out --- I give cash gifts for birthday and Christmas and food/toiletry care packages. Well, DS was laid off and has no income. His car was repossessed by his dad due to nonpayment for parking tickets (total laziness -- just can get up to move the car on street sweep days). So, we told him to apply for financial aid and go back to school full-time. He can walk or take the bus! I have always said that I would pay for college but he had not wanted to go for the last few years (he is ADHD which does not help with focusing but he needs to GROW UP). So far, it looks like he will be eligible for monies. His application for the closest community college has been submitted. There is a paralegal program (approved by the ABA) that may be promising for him. He can still transfer to a 4 year university afterwards but be more marketable as a paralegal in the event something happens. If he gets aid, then I will take the amount that I would have paid for college and contribute the monies towards his needs (rent for example). But of course, I will pay for the rent directly to the landlord because DS and money are always squandered - he has little impulse control. He has been in party mode. I told him to look for a job on the weekends only and go to school during the day during the week. He has also applied for food stamps. So, hopefully, he will get the message. He sent me a budget and I will go over it with him. I think that a weekend job will be tight but can work. His share of rent with utilities, etc. is about $400 per month. He may have to make a few sacrifices. I will be meeting with the ex-DH and stepmom to discuss the situation and come up with a united front. Ex-DH is the weakest link in the chain --- he has always felt guilty and DS capitalizes on that................ My DD has even gotten on the phone and told DS that he was not a smart donkey (not in those words)! Wish me luck!

2 Responses to “The House is Rented!”

  1. debtfreeme Says:

    Community college have programs that teach student with needs how to study, how to prepare for exams, how to overcome the ADHD, get extra time on assignments and tests and even get noted from another student. In college I was hired several times by the college to take notes for other students in the courses I was already enrolled. I was paid to go to class but it really was to assist the student.

    There are lots of assistance programs but he or you needs to seek them out.

  2. SavingBucks Says:

    Thanks for the tips -- I will tell DS about that. Application is still pending. It was also so eerie about today's SA article about Letting the Kids Suffer!!!!

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