OK, this is it for me. In order to make enough money to climb out of the government-dependency trap I'm in, I have to be able to make enough at one time, and within one month, to tell USDA, etc. that I will no longer be requiring their services. I'm moving to WA at the end of June, to be near my family. (There is no gainful employment here, and I do mean none). I do not want to have to move into another gov't housing trap (you move in, and you pay a small amount for rent; the regular rent is very high; you cannot get even a part-time job, if you can find one, or your rent automatically goes sky-high).
I am educated, and willing to work hard, as in closing the door and not going out until I turn this around. I'd really like some advice here, and wish I had a mentor. I also cannot invest much at all.