Despite signs of recovery, times are tough for many Americans. We’re looking for stories of how your household has been coping
William Gibson once said: “the future is here; it’s just unevenly distributed.” The same could be said of the US economic recovery. According to the numbers, a recovery is slowly gaining ground. “Consumers” are spending money and buying houses again. But we also know that times are still tough for many Americans. Millions of people are unemployed, and the ranks of those working part-time are rising. Those who have jobs saw their paychecks shrink due to taxes. Household debt recently spiked, indicating that Americans are borrowing more after years of paying off their debts.
We’re looking for stories of how people have been coping throughout these tougher economic times.
How have you been cut back? Do you pay your bills later than usual? Have you taken a second job? Do you shop at discount stores or borrow against your retirement account? Do you depend on credit cards? How have you made it through?
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