Axing Food Stamps a “Reverse-Robin Hood” Decision

Last updated: May 2, 2012 by

Food stamps are one of the few safety nets that help Americans put food on their table when jobs and money are scarce. With one in five Americans depending on food stamps, it is easy to see how much strain it puts on the economic reserves of our country. But axing food stamps is not… Read more »

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 »

FAFSA Deadline

Last updated: October 30, 2014 by

FAFSA is a free-for-all tool that allows needy students access to numerous financial aid, including grants, need-based scholarships, work-study awards as well as federal student loans.

To avoid missing deadlines and rushing to get it submitted at the last minute, it’s always in your best interest to complete the FAFSA sooner rather than later.

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 »