Broke With Privilege

My mother grew up in poverty, raised by a single-mother in a non-English speaking household in New York City. Without the slightest hint of today’s buzzword – “privilege”- in her upbringing, she worked and earned herself a scholarship to Barnard College and later, Columbia Business School, paving the way for her unprecedented career successes. I, … Read more

Poverty Is Quicksand

It’s hard to believe that anyone thinks the poor, in this country, have an easy, work-free life. There’s an assumption among a certain segment of the population that government benefits are enough to enable someone to ease back and voluntarily give up looking for a job. The reality is that poverty, especially now, is more … Read more

We Are Just Making It On Food Stamps, My Husband Had a Stroke, What Should We Do? – Kristina

“Dear Steve, I have read most of what is on your web-site and none of your helps apply to us. We are currently probably over $22,000 in debt. It may not seem like a lot to you but to us it is enormous. We have NO car payments and haven’t for over almost 20 years. … Read more