Go Fund me = White cargo van (No more homelessness) - page 3

Hey everyone, Has anyone ever started a go fund me page? I'm thinking about starting one. I'm out of pre-reqs for college so being on financial aid is getting old, I'm having issues with getting... Read More

  1. by   BCgradnurse
    Have to agree with the others. No way would I contribute to a stranger's GoFundMe page. I've only done it for friends with catastrophic medical expenses.

    Pick up a part time job and use that money towards rent. There are plenty of people looking for roommates or house shares. You could also look into housesitting.
  2. by   psychrn4u
    Don't forget that you do have to pay state and federal income tax on money gained from crowd funding sites.

  3. by   psychrn4u
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Just out of curiosity: why does the van need to be white?
    A white van gives me a creepy predator vibe - I see police rapping on your window.
  4. by   psychrn4u
    I niece of mine started a GFM page when their new kitten got slammed in a door and needed emergency surgery which was going to cost about $1000.00. They couldn't afford the surgery and their kids were devastated by the whole incident. I think I was the only contributor but I called the vet where kitty was and asked what the chances were of saving said kitty. The vet said the kitty's condition was pretty grim with a fractured spine and ruptured spleen, so after talking to my niece about the most humane action I sent a check to the vet that covered all of Kitty's final costs.

  5. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    On one hand, life's a 'beyotch' and hardly ever fair.
    On the other hand, I think about that homeless woman who put herself through Harvard while living in her car.

    Good Luck, OP. I wish you well.
  6. by   BrandonLPN
    It probably won't work, but I see nothing morally wrong with the idea.
  7. by   kbrn2002
    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh

    I imagine you could start a Go Fund Me sight for pretty much anything you wanted.

    However, that fact that you have a job & just don't want to pay rent isn't very compelling. I imagine quite a few of us worked terrible, poor paying jobs to avoid homelessness during nursing school. You are invited to do the same.

    PS: No way I'm helping to buy some creepy child-abducting looking white van for just about any purpose
    I was thinking the same thing about the "white cargo van." I admittedly watch way too much TV, but it seems the bad guys are always trolling for victims in a white cargo van.
  8. by   BriCheese
    Don't you live in Las Vegas? How do are you going to survive during the brutal summers we have here, also winters get pretty chilly at night. Just doesn't seem worth it to me given the area. But whatever floats your cargo van.
  9. by   Beldar_the_Cenobite
    Quote from Futurern2bebri
    Don't you live in Las Vegas? How do are you going to survive during the brutal summers we have here, also winters get pretty chilly at night. Just doesn't seem worth it to me given the area. But whatever floats your cargo van.
    If you open up this link, you'll read 3 different people who paid off their loans in the most unorthodox way. The one I know out of the 3 that a friend of mine sent to me 5 years ago was the one about Ken Ilgunas who bought an old Ford Econoline van with the curtains, cooked and lived in this van in Alaska. It's titled "A man...and his van". I know the temperature in Las Vegas is ********, but if he can do it in Alaska, I can do it in Las Vegas during the winters, just not summer. 1. I'd probably live in a all-in-one here in Vegas during the summers or 2. idle my van all night to keep a little cooler, but that's probably the last option I want to take. I'd take 1., but there's nothing wrong with living in Alaska. You get that $3,000 oil rebate during tax season. Not sure if they're still doing that, but last I heard they were a couple years ago.

    'You'll never believe how I paid off my student loans': 3 true stories
  10. by   toomuchbaloney
    There is a Permanent Fund Dividend paid to Alaska residents. This year it will be $1600 per resident. Note that current political leadership is trying really hard to turn that PFD account into a slush fund for government spending. If you can fit 4 or 5 kids into your van you could have a big payday. Lol

    You might be able to live in a van in Alaska somewhere south of the Alaska Range and closer to the coast line where the temperatures are a bit more temperate, but northern of the mountains it is much too cold to not have a reliable heating source.
  11. by   toomuchbaloney
    By the way, when it is -25°, -30°, -40° your vehicle won't start unless you have kept essential parts of the motor warm. You either have to plug in heating systems which are mounted in crucial places or you must run the engine to keep it warm. Some vehicles have an autostart that is on a timer and independently warm the engine.

    You might also want to check the cost of personal goods and groceries, not to mention essential things like health care or fuel for your van. Alaska is simply an incredibly expensive place to live.

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