I haven’t written in a long time, and rarely do I write off topic, but strangely, in a way, this is connected to my loss.
I don’t know if anyone sees my posts anymore, but I wanted to write about the Trivia App called Givling. http://www.givling.com. My invite code is CT123230. Use it and we both will get an additional free play.
See the flow chart below for information about the app:
Givling crowdfunds up to 50,000 dollars in student loans, or up to 25,000 dollars in mortgages, simply by playing daily trivia and watching the video ads. No purchase is required. You get two daily free plays, and 3 video ads, and have a chance to win the daily prize as well. Even if you stink at trivia, as I do, you can still win. I won the daily prize once, and actually received a check in the mail. Not only that, the founder has helped me, a stranger, and paid one of my medical bills relating to my cancer treatments. Who does that? Lizbeth Pratt has a heart of gold.
I have been a Givling since 2015. I joined when I saw an excerpt about them in one of our professional magazines. Even if my loan is never chosen, I am thankful to be part of a community where we are making a difference for others, because that’s what life should be about.
After losing a child to SIDS, and battling cancer, what I wanted more than anything in life was to be able to spend more time with my living children. When our son was born in 2015, I was lucky enough to be able to bring him with me to work for the first 6 months, but then I had to place him in daycare, which has been absolutely heart-wrenching. I am the breadwinner, and because of our student loan debt, I have had to continue to work 5 days a week. It just kills me inside, knowing that because I chose to pursue what I thought was a better chance at life, education has led to a lifetime of debt instead. I love what I do, but I hate that I am such a slave to my loans. I hate that I can’t be more of a mother. Yes, I chose this path, but there was little to no counseling, it was just “sign here, because you will be doing what you love.” I’m doing what I love at the expense of my family. At the expense of happiness at times.
We have been paying on our student loans for 14 years. I still have 15 to go. We still owe about 150,000 dollars.
Every time my kids say that they want to follow in my footsteps, I cringe inside. I hope they do something else. We need to focus more on trade schools, and not just college. Perhaps it’s not always the right choice.
Join with invite code CT123230
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