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Government Giving In to Banks

In the past, I have written about how the financially disadvantaged in our communities are the demographic that would probably benefit most if they were able to access financial advice services. 955 more words

Hungry Boy

One of the errands my husband and I ran this past weekend was bringing his laptop to the Genius Bar at an Apple Store in one of our local malls. 766 more words


Weighing the Impact of Nationalized Medicine

When the ACA was passed in 2010, Ana Maria Garza Cortez could hardly believe it. She’d spent decades trying to help poor people in San Antonio get health care.

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Fighting on Two Fronts

The skills you need to leave the working poor are not the same skills you need to succeed in the middle class.

Working class children that have successfully made something out of themselves often have some common traits. 373 more words

Learning Curves

What's Left at the Bottom of Pandora's Box

Writer Dale Maharidge and photographer Matt Black traveled through California, Ohio, and Maine, talking with, working alongside, and photo-documenting the working poor for Smithsonian magazine. They found lots of things they expected — long hours, low pay, financial uncertainty — and one thing they didn’t: hope. 274 more words