Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you’ve been short of cash and you’re tight on the budget you don’t even know how to get through?
It happened to me and as a working mom, it’s always a challenging time for me to juggle work, home chores, and attending to kids. Budgeting our every day to monthly expenses is always on the top priorities that our family must deal with, especially when payday comes.
When the school year opened this month, I was a little bit panicky because our budget for the month has already been distributed for groceries, transportation, allowances, and monthly bills. I was relying my other income earning freelance work to supplement for my kids tuition fee but unfortunately, the release of funds from my client took late to process and so I had to find ways to look for money to use for the school opening.
I stumbled upon a family heirloom that meant so much for me and I was tempted to pawn this just to bridge the gap for my kids. It was a difficult decision but it left me with no choice. My only problem is where or to whom will I pawn this jewelry?
I was afraid that if I pawn it to another person it might get damaged or lost. The heirloom is so precious to me that I don’t want another person to use it.
Luckily, I saw this poster from Cebuana Lhuillier and they are accepting precious jewelries for pawning. That was a good idea because I knew that our family’s heirloom will be locked up for safe keeping inside their vault once I pawned it and it will not but used by another person.
The jewelry was appraised and it was enough for my kids’ tuition fees. I filled-up the form and in just a few minutes, the cashier handed me the money that I needed. It was a very hard decision but I know it’s the best solution for me to cope up with our financial problems.
I am Karina Ramos, a mom of three amazing kids. I am fascinated with almost every aspect of life, especially technology.