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Transportation Resources for Families with a Tight Budget

Have you ever been to the store just to realize a lot of your favorite things were on sale and you would get a lot more for less money? That would feel like a lifesaver for people who do not really have a lot of income and are really dependent on some of these sales. Now that’s just sales in a grocery store. There are a number of things that could be considered necessary and they could range from accommodation to feeding to transportation.

What if people or families with a low income and a tight budget could actually get around without having to pay so dearly for it or do it at a discounted rate?  In this article, we will take a look at some transportation resources and options for low-income earners or people on a tight budget.

Auto Repair

If you have had issues with your car and have had it parked for quite some time because you do not have money to repair it, then you are reading the right article. There are auto repair shops that do repairs for vehicles at discounted rates. They are basically nonprofit and so they reduce costs of repair by reducing labor costs. Of course, this would be dependent on where you live or and if you could actually get your car there. You should get in touch with one of these.

Charities

As the name implies, there are charities that can gift out cars or give you alternatives where your car does not work anymore. Whether a charity or a church, there will be certain requirements that you may have to meet before this is done. 1-800 Charity Cars is one of them. You have probably heard of this charity as it has been featured on Oprah and other TV shows.

This charity locates needing veterans all around the United States and gifts them with cars that are donated by other people. To be eligible, however, you would have to be resident in the United States, be 18 years and above, be at or below 200% of the poverty level and you should not have any means of transportation. If you can reach out to such charities, your transportation problems may just be solved.

Ways to Work

This is yet another remedy for people who cannot get to work because they do not have a car. They offer low-interest loans for qualifying applicants for a period of 30 months. They do not give free cars but the loan they offer will help boost your income and also help you get to your destination a lot easier. Of course, you’d have to qualify for that loan and it would include being employed and living in a service area.

To Wrap It Up

As a low-income earner who is on a tight budget, you may encounter a tight patch if your car goes bad, all you need do is seek help.  The Debt Relief Education Foundation is dedicated to helping people that are on a tight budget.  If you or a loved one feel trapped and need help, contact us today!

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