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