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Financial Insecurity

We're All Spent and It's Not Our Fault

Lisa J. Servon | Posted 08.17.2014 | Money
Lisa J. Servon

The welfare state has been dismantled, leaving a much greater number of Americans without a safety net. And the further the public sector retreats from the provision of social services, the more the finance industry steps in to "help us" get what we need to get by.

The Shriver Report Reveals Depth Of American Women's Financial Struggles

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

One-third of American women are living at or near the brink of poverty. That's one of the key findings from The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation ...

Coping With Economic Uncertainty

Noah Kass | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Collective anxiety and increased tension go hand in hand with uncertainty. When individuals experience stress, they can slip into patterns of irrational behavior or thinking, rapid mood swings and highly unpredictable feelings.

Municipal Financial Empowerment: A Supervitamin for Public Programs

Jonathan B. Mintz | Posted 02.06.2012 | New York
Jonathan B. Mintz

Tough economic times create a frustrating perfect storm: increasing need for social services, dwindling government resources, and public pressure for ...

If You Suddenly Needed $1,000, Where Would You Turn?

Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

Asked what they'd do if unexpectedly required to come up with one thousand dollars, the vast majority of Americans say they would look to means outsid...

Women Three Times More Likely To Experience 'Overwhelming' Financial Stress: Survey

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

Even in the aftermath of a "mancession," it's the women who say they are struggling most mightily. Women report experiencing nearly twice as much ...

Of American Workers, 24 Percent Have No Emergency Savings: Poll

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — Even after the jolt of the Great Recession, a new study finds that most Americans are not financially prepared for an emergency. A su...

American Dream Lives On Despite Rising Financial Insecurity: Survey

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

Americans, despite the uncertainty of their own personal finances, continue to have faith in that well-worn concept of an American dream. In a rec...

To Be or Not to Be -- Angry!

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

Anger distorts our perception and destroys our intelligent instincts. Most importantly, holding anger and revenge is such a painful process that it leaves scars on us and anyone in our vicinity.