Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

3 of 30
BACKNEXT
Frank Velez: Summertime blues
Frank Velez: Summertime blues
Frank with his daughters, Adriana and Nyasha
Office manager, 29, Tampa, Fla.

I am a single father trying to make ends meet. I depleted my savings and stocks and money is extremely tight.

I actually had to withdraw my youngest daughter from preschool because I could not afford it anymore. She was doing great and I feel guilty that I can not afford it.

Summer vacation is coming and I need childcare for my two daughters so I can work. And with the cost of gas still climbing with no peak in sight, I am very worried.

I am going to use my check to somehow carve out a decent summer for my girls.

NEXT: Angelo Maniquis: Saving for a rainy day
Last updated August 12 2010: 3:57 PM ET
More Galleries
14 last-minute tech gifts under $100 From wireless headphones and smart speakers to game consoles and unlimited movie tickets, here are the best bets under $100. More
8 cool things cars of the future will do The coolest features that tease the future of driving, from windshield projections to never needing to park again. More
The best gadget gifts for 2017 A holiday gift guide for anyone who wants to spread some techie joy. More

Special Offer