Damage of Numerous Jobless Grads Will Last Long and Cut Deep

Last updated: June 15, 2012 by

Research has shown that prolonged joblessness after graduation have a direct relationship to lower overall earnings and career prospects over the lifetime of the graduate. The same results can be observed when the grad gets stuck for a long time in low-paying jobs. This is pretty important to remember, especially since 8.5 percent of all… Read more »

Single Parents in For-Profit Colleges Have Higher Student Loan Debt

Last updated: June 7, 2012 by

College students with dependent children who are enrolled in for-profit universities are spending up to 1,000% what their counterparts in community colleges. These are the results announced by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt federal government organization dedicated to studying the conditions of women and their families while helping formulate policies… Read more »

Child Care Assistance: The Key to a Working Mother’s Success

Last updated: June 15, 2012 by

The state of Illinois plans to cut a significant slice out of its Child Care Assistance Program, which will effectively prevent 85,000 parents throughout the state from gaining access to state-assisted childcare.1 This should put a nice big chunk of cash back into the state budget for other ‘priority’ expenses, like Illinois’ mandated investments to… Read more »

Food Stamps on E-Bay; Craigslist?

Last updated: June 4, 2012 by

If you see food stamps being sold on E-Bay or on Craigslist, resist the urge to buy them – no matter how cheap they are. Some abusive Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP aka food stamp) recipients are using the Internet to sell their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. These dupes take advantage of the fact… Read more »

How to Avoid Racking up Sky-High Student Loan Debt

Last updated: June 15, 2012 by

The following guest article is written by DK is a financial blogger and avid surfer. You can visit RoadFish.com to read more of his work It would be an understatement to say that there has been a fairly recent boom in the amount of student loans taken out each year. I’m sure you’ve heard it… Read more »

Sudden Spike in Childcare Cost “Derailing” Careers

Last updated: June 15, 2012 by

Mothers who had previously relied on government-sponsored childcare are increasingly finding themselves without the aid they thought would be there to support them. Take for example 30-year old Clarissa Doutherd of Oakland, California. Doutherd expected to be promoted from a bookkeeping assistant working part time to a full-time staff accountant. With California cutting off a… Read more »

The Rights of the Homeless Under the Food Stamp Program

Last updated: June 15, 2012 by

In 2011, more than 45 million people — a staggering 15% of the population — struggled with “food hardship” & received benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the most ever.