Work Harder, We’ll Still Mock You

Originally posted on Facebook: I just made the mistake of reading the comments on a story about how rising rents are displacing even middle-class people. The story highlighted the plight of a family in which the wife was the primary breadwinner (husband is ill), making made $78,000 per year, and yet was still struggling financially…

Federal Shutdown, WIC, and Walmart Suppliers — Walmart News Now

A post from Walmart News Now on how a potential government shutdown might have affected WIC benefits. . .and retailers that participate in the program: “The federal government shutdown has predictably attracted a lot of media attention. Much of the reporting has focused on how the shutdown affects government workers and their families, businesses located…

Elder Financial Abuse — MoneyCrashers

  “Financial abuse is the theft or mismanagement of an elderly person’s funds, real estate, investments, or personal property. Like all abusers, financial elder abusers perceive the elderly as vulnerable and unlikely to fight back or expose the abuse. Financial abuse can be a one-time incident or it can continue for many years.“