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I Feel Like I'll Always Be Poor

Kaelyn Thompson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Kaelyn Thompson

Poor people don't have an immediate network of others available to offer advice, or refer them to cushy on-campus jobs that will allow them a flexible work schedule, or parents that can afford to pay rent and car notes so their kids don't have to stress themselves to death.

Arthur Delaney

How To Tell If Your Job Is Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department announced Friday that the economy added 126,000 jobs in March as the unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent, ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

'I Never Thought I'd Be Able To Give My Son His Own Bedroom'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The year 2014 is ending on an economic high note: The U.S. workforce added 321,000 jobs in November, hourly wages are ticking upward, an...

'I've Become One Of The Shadow People'

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Lisa Millard, 50, of Las Vegas has been out of work since April. I've worked as a poker supervisor in Las Vegas for the past 10 years. I had a good...

'Sometimes I'm Down To Pennies Before It's Time To Get Paid Again'

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Nicole Bethel, 31, works as a registered nurse in Dayton, Ohio. This morning as I stopped at the gas station, my card was declined. My gas light w...

My Tailspin Into Brokeassdom

Chi Sherman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Chi Sherman

I got laid off from a full-time job due to the belly-up economy. I didn't realize just how much of my identity I had associated with "being important" -- dressing up, interacting with clients, being seen as a professional. Now I was aimless, wearing jeans and flip flops, and worrying about money in a way I never had before.

This Is What It's Like To Work Full Time And Still Be Poor

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics

When working hard simply is not enough. When you are told time and time again that you do not have the right qualifications for a job. When you are li...

Hiding in Plain Sight: Life Under the Wheel of a $1,000 Stroller

Karen Paperno | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Karen Paperno

Mine has become a neighborhood of excess and ease while I have sunk into poverty. Here I am, the owner of a shop in the epicenter of the baby universe, and I can't make my rent. I just want people to know how some of us are hiding in plain sight, serving you with a smile while our gut lurches with hunger and anxiety.