For decades, economists have been predicting that we would live in a cashless society. And while this may be true someday, many still prefer to use cash as a brute force method of preventing debt. Nevertheless, here are five times when even the most ardent opponents of credit cards will find them necessary: Renting a… Read More
It’s been two years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast. New Orleans and its neighbors are still struggling to rebuild. A third of New Orleans resident’s haven’t yet returned home. Many of those who have returned are still in FEMA trailers.Thousands more were forced in to bankruptcy.
This three-digit phone number operates as a one-stop information and referral service in many communities, steering callers to appropriate government agencies and nonprofits that work in health and human services. It hadn’t dawned on me that 2-1-1 would be available in my neck of the woods, which is fairly off the beaten track. But much to my surprise, even out here, folks can get help 24/7. By the end of this month, it’s expected that 185 million people will have access to 2-1-1 in 40 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.