We all love a good bargain, no matter what our age. But if you're a senior citizen on a fixed income, finding discounted goods and services can mean the difference between making ends meet and going without.
With each cut, our country pushes more Americans down the food cliff. How long until we stop noticing the fall? This Thanksgiving, as many of us sit at our tables for an annual feast, more of our fellow Americans will have less to eat.
Republicans never knew what their districts had gotten from the federal government. Until it was gone. Until after they'd paved it over with the sequester. Now they're stalled in an economically barren parking lot of their own creation.
There are literally thousands of federal, state and private assistance programs designed to help seniors and others cover their basic needs. Your challenge might be finding ones for which you're eligible. Here are a few suggestions.
Imagine how cold it has to be and how long it has to be that cold for a ten-mile by sixty-mile lake to stay frozen until the middle of April. And now imagine being a member of Congress deciding priorities for the world's wealthiest nation.
No wonder so many people caught in this situation have trouble paying their bills. If you are primary caregiver for parents or are supporting them financially, here are a few ideas that may help you keep your own finances on track.
The corporate media have been very lax in describing the devastating and unprecedented pain that the Republican House passed budget bill would bring. Let me briefly mention just a very few of their cuts.