“Ten Things The Working Poor Truly Understand And One Harvard Just ‘Discovered’”

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This June 16, 2017 piece by Jen Froderman talks about things that the working poor know all too well.  This group is one where they often make too much money to receive many of the low-income benefits, but at the same time are barely making enough to survive with almost nothing left over by the time the next pay check comes and bills are paid.

Examples of luxuries in this piece include things ranging from taking a ride to look at scenery, dropping kids off to visit friends, being able to get all the supplies for their kid as required by the school, to even the problems that are faced simply by having kids come to your house to play and the hidden costs that many with greater incomes don’t even bother to consider.  There are other things like the stigmas faced by those who fall into the heading of “Working Poor”  that those with higher incomes will likely never face unless they are faced with a catastrophic even that causes them to lose their financial security.

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