52 of 65
BACKNEXT
Lisa Oscar: Single mom struggles
Lisa Oscar: Single mom struggles
Lisa with her son, Jeremy
Truck driver, 41, Kingman, Ariz.

Last August I moved from New Orleans, LA to Kingman AZ to live by my aging parents. I had a decent job in New Orleans but was living in a Fema trailer and had been for two years and had to move out of it for medical and other reasons - such as the cost of living. It was outrageous, especially for me being a single mom.

I came to Arizona in August of '07. It's now February of '08 and I've gone through half my savings. I have been trying to find a job. Since I got here I've given out resumes all over. I am a truck driver and there are no jobs here - no jobs anywhere in this area for me.

I really don't want to go back to New Orleans 'cause i want to stay near my aging parents but it's getting desperate. I have no medical coverage for me or my son so i take it day by day and if things don't get better I guess I will have to leave here.

NEXT: Suzzanne Cromwell: A $250 commute
Last updated November 15 2009: 6:21 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
Yahoo: 20 years of hits and flops The company that once was Google turns 20. We look back at the many, many brands it has cycled through. Remember Geocities? Broadcast.com? More
10 big dot-com flops Remember Pets.com? The Nasdaq is roaring back towards its all-time high. Here are some of the biggest dot-com busts from the last time the Nasdaq topped 5,000. More
The hottest gadgets at Mobile World Congress 2015 Take a look at the devices creating a stir at the world's biggest mobile tech show. More

Special Offer