WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 – Nearly 70 million in America don’t have any emergency savings to withstand a sudden financial shock, while 22 percent of Americans or about 53 million have savings enough only to hang on for a month according to a new consumer survey from NeighborWorks America. 672 more words
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It is not surprising that families often encounter negative shocks, either in the form of unexpected expenses or loss of income. The problem is that most families, and especially low-income ones, can’t weather those emergencies without facing hardship. 120 more words
As I was about to depart on a vacation a few years back I got into a conversation with a coworker on the way out the door. 600 more words
Today, I went shopping and went $100 over budget.
I had been doing an awesome job of staying within a limited budget for shopping, eating out and traveling for the past few months. 576 more words