I rather not buy something until I have my own money
Lexa lives with relatives and doesn’t have or use credit cards. She’s single and a part-time student who works multiple jobs.
Lexa needs money at the end of the pay period to pay for her bus and basic food expenses. It’s always hard to wait a full 2 weeks to get paid. She doesn’t like to ask people for money, so, she just doesn’t. Often this gets her into situations where she gets hit by late fees and penalties. She says she’d rather not buy something until she has her own money to pay for things herself.
“There is a peace of mind. I am less stressed.”
In Lexa’s Words
“I use Payactiv so that my cell phone didn’t get cut off, then I used it for my bus pass. I always use it so that I have my money just in case I need it. It’s helped me not feel so stressed about money. I just take out what I need. My employer also pays for the service which is so good.”