Economic Stress of the Season

The holiday season is a time of family get togethers, gift giving, traveling, entertaining, and elaborate meals for many of us. It’s a time of joy, unless you are financially strapped, in which case, it can be an incredibly stressful time.

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The Higher Cost of Summer

For those of us fortunate enough to have the income and resources to absorb the increased cost in utilities, the higher summer expense may be little more than a budgetary adjustment. To those living paycheck-to-paycheck that increase can mean a utility shutoff at the worst possible time. It can also mean having to make difficult choices between food, medicine, and keeping the electricity on.

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