Well, It seems that I've found myself in a situation that requires some outside thinking. I've spent the past several hours trying to find a solution and I can't.
Three months ago, I got laid off from a great job. I figured my veteran's status would help me find another one pretty quickly. Boy, was I wrong. It seems there aren't really any jobs at all here in DFW that fit my skillset (other than minimum wage) Even though, I was able to get back in school and get my Post 9/11 rolling, my savings account was only able to handle 3 months' worth of bills. Now, with the wonderful government we oh so love being shutdown, I never received my October 1st stipend, and I can't call the VA to figure out where the heck it's at. My girlfriend and I are in serious danger of being unable to pay bills this month.
Our savings finally dried up this month. We used the last of our savings to pay rent and the car payments. Now Insurance, phone and electric bills are all due, and her paychecks aren't enough to even come close. Does anyone know where a vet with less than perfect credit (yeah, I had my young&dumb days a few years ago and now i'm paying for it) can get an emergency short-term loan (that doesn't have a stupid high interest rate)?
Any and all help/advice would be beyond appreciated.