Grocery prices have been going down for nine months

Due to increasing competition as well as lower cost of commodities, the cost to shop for groceries has been decreasing throughout 2016. This “price deflation” is a rare phenomenon, but families are now actually paying less money for their food than they were in 2015.

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Senior citizen poverty rates decline in 2016

While it may be hard to believe, the poverty rate among people age 65 or older is now under 9%. This is close to, or at a record low, according to the United States Census Bureau. Older Americans also have a lower poverty rate than the general population, which currently stands at about 13.5%.

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Eating in vs. Eating out

Our society is fast-paced with a high demand for instant gratification with lots and lots of distractions along the way. Food is definitely a part of that equation. It is easier to roll through a drive through or drive to a restaurant after a long day verses facing the daunting task of preparing and eating meals at home for you and your family. The problem is eating out all the time takes away from your health, quality time with your loved ones and is super expensive especially when you add it all up over the course of a year.

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80% of requests for financial help have errors | How to send emails

After sampling the last 100 emails we have received asking for financial help, at least 80 percent of them had one or more errors in them. We are always shocked that a person asking for assistance to pay their bills does not even take the time to proofread their request. There are examples of the issues below, as well as suggestions on how to send a proper request for aid.

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