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Society Makes It OK To Be Broke

society says it's OK to be broke

We all know that millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and often turn to credit cards to get by until the end of the month. I don’t believe anyone sets out to bury themselves in debt, but there certainly isn’t a stigma attached like back in the old days when you didn’t buy it if you didn’t have the cash. I think our society makes it OK, even revered, to be broke. I had a patient recently who could be the poster child for paycheck to paycheck. He had no idea what his insurance coverage was other than “it was through his wife.” His wife had never been to our office. He was told he’d need to go ahead and pay for the exam and we could reimburse him after we had the correct insurance information. Him:“But I don’t have any money and I don’t get paid until Friday.” Office: “We can reschedule your appointment.” Him: “But I’m playing softball tonight and need a pair of contacts. My last one tore yesterday.” Office: “Do you know what your wife’s insurance plan is?” Him: “She works at the post office.” Office: “Well, we can check some of the more common ...

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Minimum Wage Workers Always Get The Shaft

low wage workers get the shaft

Working for minimum wage is something many Americans have to do to make a living. I don’t think any person over the age of 18 would say that working for peanuts is all they ever hoped and dreamed of, but it’s a reality. Whether a person is stuck in a low wage job because of bad choices or situations beyond their control, I think we can all agree that people who don’t make much money are far more likely to be living paycheck to paycheck without much savings to back them up if things go wrong. Sadly, when things do go wrong, it’s the low wage workers that always seem to get the shaft. A New McDonalds? We have one McDonald’s in our small town. Whether you view McDonald’s as good or bad, it’s always busy. I can honestly say there is not one thing on the McDonald’s menu that I enjoy. I’m odd because I didn’t even like McDonald’s as a kid, but our daughter loves chicken nuggets, and we indulge her 3-4 times a year, always having to wait forever at the drive- thru, regardless of what time of day it is. The  owner of our McDonald’s owns ...

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