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Application Still Pending

August 5th, 2013 at 09:53 pm

DS's application for community college is still in pending mode. Semester starts August 26 --- so I hope every it done quick so he can get some classes of some sort. He has gone to community college before and not done well. Fun and rent have always gotten in the way. So far, only 2 classes from the first prior school were good. I have an unofficial transcript pending from the second. He says he wants to make a new start, and I hope it goes this way.

I spoke to DS to brainstorm ways to make additional monies and/or cut expenses. There are at least 2 temp agencies within walking distance. He can check them out to see if anything can work for him. Food pantry ---- there has to be some nearby. My friend goes to one near my neighborhood. I drove her one time and they are so generous!!! Lots of fresh produce and other goodies. This same friend (who was unemployed due to cancer and is now on permanent disability) also has made money entering 2nd chance lottery tickets online at the state lottery website. Some tickets have monies not claimed (duh!) and others give one a shot at second chance drawings. This same friend got a ticket to be on the California Lottery Show and won $30,000 on TV (yes, from a second chance ticket that was mailed in). I told DS about this - picking up tickets can be a bit disgusting but the odds are better than a quick pick!

I am also referring him to swagbucks -- he currently has the time (and the internet) to earn points for GCs, etc.

Anyone have any more ideas? This is for a young man who used to pick up coupon inserts for me when he was a kid out of the piles of newspapers left out for trash!

3 Responses to “Application Still Pending”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Look for coins, cash in aluminum cans, sell good curb finds on craigslist. If he has transportation, mow lawns, shovel driveways of snow, pet sit, clean up after pets in yards, and newspaper delivery.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Take flyers door to door offering general labor. If the flyer gives examples of things he knows how to do people are far more likely to hire. My neighbor just hired someone like that simply to carry boxes out to the alley dumpster during her big basement cleanout. She' 90-something and just needed to hire someone willing and able. The flyer this guy sent around had listed basement cleaning and hauling, among many other things.

  3. SavingBucks Says:

    Thanks for the ideas. I will pass them on-- except for the snow shoveling since we are in Southern California. LOL. DS is checking out part time gigs on Craigslist.

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