I am a mother of 3, working my butt off for a major corporation who overcharges their customers and under pays their workers. I feel guilty every time I take someone's money.
The company I work for offers health insurance that for me and my children would cost half of my monthly pay ($600).
When my car broke down in early 2011 I couldn't get a loan from any bank because I don't make enough money - even with $6000 in CASH in my pocket I couldn't buy a brand new car.
We struggle some months just to pay medical bills and electricity AND buy food.
We are fortunate to be able to afford internet (which I am using to go to school full time) and a cell phone (which we need for calling my out-of-state family and 911 should an emergency arise).
I have almost no money saved for when I retired, I will probably never realize the dream of owning a home, and I will be fortunate if my children can afford college.
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Lehigh Acres, FL