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A story of 5 American families living in poverty.
A story of 5 American families living in poverty.

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Justin Works for $-17 per month
Justin has been working part time for a few months.  When he started, our rent was tripled.  We thought that was the end of the fall-out and decided that it was still worth it for him to work.  Welfare decided to re-assess us because of this.  He's averagin...

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Being Property of Public Housing
June 10th of this year, my family signed a lease with a larger public housing complex.  We were ecstatic.  We have almost double the square footage of our old apartment.  There is a laundry room.  Our daughter has her own bedroom.  We proudly scrub the toil...

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Sweet Tea on a Budget
I love sweet tea.  Aside from water, it's the cheapest thing we drink in the house.  Today, I'm going to share our recipe. I know some people may be Kool-Aid pushers because it's cheap (≈ 43¢ per 1/2 gallon) and tasty, but the amount of artificial flavoring...

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My Bitch Fuse Flipped
Today, I yelled at my neighbor.   Why?  Because she asked me to stop by for a moment.  This woman has been a friend for a long time.  We both lived in a previous housing complex together.  She's babysat my son.  She's celebrated holidays with us.  We've gon...
My Bitch Fuse Flipped
My Bitch Fuse Flipped
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Southwest Corn Chowder
We were given a jar of generic picante sauce and a can of
great northern beans from a food bank recently.   We don’t normally eat these things, but I searched through our cookbooks
until I found something to make.    **Note that Stacey’s household is Vegeta...
Southwest Corn Chowder
Southwest Corn Chowder
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Honesty Post : Our Finances
In our home, the main source of income is our son's SSI (Supplemental Security Income).  We are a family that knows the shame of living off of an 11 year old.   It's not a thing that you boast about.  It's not something that makes you look forward to the st...
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