posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 09:01 AM
First, take your ex to court for child support (if you are not receiving it) and if she has a job where insurance is affordable and easily
accessible... petition the court to have her provide the coverage for your son as well. Females should be handled the same way as males when it comes
to things like this.
As for the rest, I hear you. We are struggling to stay afloat as well lately. The cost of living is high and it keeps going up. You can live without
cable (if you have it), you can live without a smartphone (if you have it), same goes for internet access, and a landline phone (if you have it and a
cell phone). We got rid of most of that ourselves a while back and it did suck. Bad.
A good money saving tip
Make meals that you can eat more than one night on. Some weeks I will buy half of a ham. We will have fried ham, mashed potatoes, rolls, and gravy one
night. The next night we might have ham sandwiches. Then I will take what is left and we will have something like bacon, ham, eggs, and biscuits for
dinner. So you have bought one main meat that you can eat off of for days. I have learned a lot of work arounds in the last few years.
Check in with your local YMCA too if you have one. Sometimes they provide super low cost after school/childcare programs.
Check your local churches to see if they have child care available. Sometimes they will offer free care for families in need.
You can also check into here... www.famis.org...
if your wife can't provide insurance for your son. You can usually qualify for this A LOT easier
than you can for food stamps, medicaid, etc.
I hope your situation improves!
I wish I could offer more than that. I hope someone can.
edit on 6/7/2012 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no