I am a senior at [X] State University. I grew up with both of my parents my entire life with little to no financial difficulties.
Over the past few years my father has hit rock bottom with depression over the loss of money that he has being going through. My dad is a Self-Employed Contractor and has been since he was 18 years old; My grandfather started the company in the 1920’s. Growing up I remember my dad working all day everyday to take care of me and my mother and to also build his retirement.
A few years ago when the economy took a 180 turn my dad began to slowly lose everything he ever worked for. Now we are facing a possibility of losing our house that we have lived in for 20 years, the house that my father put blood, sweat and hard work into.
Growing up my dad was always happy and a guy that everyone loved to be around… But now he is depressed, quiet and grumpy. I cant stand to see him the way he is, especially in this one life that he has to live. I also cannot sit back and listen to him telling me and my mom that he failed us and that he feels beaten up from working his whole life to lose absolutely everything.
I have tried to talk to him and I know that he hears me but I also know that he will not become happy again until he is financially set again. As a male in his 50’s it is impossible for him to find a job now because no one wants to hire someone of his age.
I don’t know what else to do right now, I just know that I cannot sit back and watch my father being eaten alive by this economy anymore, we need help and we need it badly. We have lost everything.
Steve, What can I do? How can my father make back what he worked his whole life for and has lost all of?
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