Pleased to meet you, wont you guess my name?

Hello All!I would like to take this opportunity to give a quick introduction. My name is Haley and I am a mom of a 4 year old girl and 5 month old boy. I am a musician's wife, which means I pay the bills and he gets the thrills. Although I am very lucky to have a job that pays a livable wage, after paying for childcare, health insurence, tolls, morgage, car payment, student loans, so on so forth....... I find myself often gliding into work on gas fumes and serving my family lots potato based meals the day before payday....more

The United States Of Wal-Mart Moms

There two types of Walmart Moms.  There are The Shoppers, a.k.a 'Walmartians', and The Workers a.k.a 'Welfare Recipients'....more

Getting Rich off the Working Poor

There's money to be made on America's working poor, and some U.S. companies are seizing the chance, according to a BusinessWeek article. The article offers an in-depth look at how businesses tap into the weaknesses of the working poor--they want goods and services, but aren't educated about the best way to get them. Several eye-opening vignettes demonstrate the truly dire straits of some working poor. ...more