A single mother supporting two children may work two part-time jobs. She does not have a car, so she is limited in where she can work. Her income falls above the federal poverty line. It puts a roof over the heads of her and her children, and usually gets food on the table. But she cannot grow a savings account. An unexpected expense could throw the family into chaos. She has to skimp on child care and health care.
Posted originaly in the South Bend Tribune on Monday, November 10, 2014 6:00 am | Updated: 6:46 am, Mon Nov 10, 2014.