10.8 Million Workers on Disability Checks

Last updated: April 26, 2012 by

“Disabled” America. “Dependent” America. A “culture of dependence.” These are taglines that political hawks are tagging our country. Especially now that a record 5.4 million more workers have signed on for fed disability checks. Now this is not something we can whitewash. 5.4 million workers on disability is not easy on taxpayer money, and people… Read more »

Food Stamps are a Safety-Net, Not a Solution

Last updated: April 23, 2012 by

There have always been a lot of people critical of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka SNAP aka food stamps), and the recent growth of SNAP to $72 billion is something that does not fit well with these people. Now the problem here is that people are viewing food stamps as a solution to poverty,… Read more »

How Much Will It Cost You To Grow Old Alone?

Last updated: April 20, 2012 by

Being a single mom has its fair share of ups and downs, but have you ever given a thought to what you need to prepare for when you grow old alone? That is a question worth answering considering that one third of all single Americans are above the age of 65. Rising divorce rates and… Read more »

Welfare Reforms: Then and Now

Last updated: April 19, 2012 by

Remember the welfare reform made back in the 90’s, when the then administration pushed forward a drive to “end welfare as we know it?” That was a drive that made a lot of people happy: it got people relying less on welfare and more on themselves. Fast forward to 2012, and we still have people… Read more »

Free Healthcare for Moms in AZ

Last updated: April 17, 2012 by

There is still a decent amount of government aid out there for healthcare, but almost all of it is only for low-income families. What about the just-above-low-income families that earn too much for healthcare aid but earn too little to pay for their own insurance? If you live in Arizona, then you could seek out… Read more »

Early Education: One of the Best Gifts for Your Children

Last updated: April 17, 2012 by

Many parents – single or otherwise – tend to focus so much on college education. They scrimp, they save, and they find the best university that they can afford. But all that will be naught if your child does not get excellent early education to prep him or her for that college education. And if… Read more »

We Need SNAP Now More Than Ever

Last updated: April 12, 2012 by

Minnesota alone sees more than 600,000 moms, dads and children miss at least 10 meals a month – all because they cannot afford to buy their own food. 40% of all visits to Minnesota’s food shelves (aka food banks) were made by children, numbering about 1.3 million visits in all. And these aren’t your typical… Read more »