My grandma died a year and a half ago, and my family is having a hell of a time adjusting. There's 6 of us here. Two are well enough to work. We simply don't make enough money to stay afloat.
My mom woke me up yesterday by telling me the light gas and water was off. Bummer. Apparently we haven't been paying them since august. I also found out that we're behind on the house taxes to the tune of ~10k yesterday.
I have no problem keeping cool. A lot of people get by with a lot, lot less. Unfortunately my family can't put things in perspective as well, and they all wind up arguing. A year of this has brewed some resentment, and it's sad to see. We're really all we have. No extended family or anything to turn to for help or anything.
Anyway, my uncle decided that we could cash out his life insurance policy to pay off the utilities and some of the house taxes. We're still gonna be in the hole for about $3k, and we're still not gonna have any more money coming in.
Before they receive and spend that money on bills, I'd like to present them with some kind of plan. I've been reading about internet marketing for the past couple months and have taken in a lot of information. I don't know if I'm suffering from information paralysis or am genuinely still learning. I haven't DONE anything to actually make money.
So, if you were completely up against the wall and had $9,000 to invest for the sake of your family, what would you do? I'm open to everything. Offline stuff, CPA, whatever. The quicker the better.. it'd be nice to get all our stuff turned back on. Sustainability is a priority too, though.