Monthly Archives: January 2019

Financial assistance for furloughed government workers

There are a number of emergency financial assistance programs available for furloughed workers, free items, short term jobs, and other resources for the roughly 800,000 federal government workers who are not getting paid. Below you will find different categories of assistance, whether for housing or rental needs, food, utilities, car payments, credit cards or financial resources for paying other bills. Both the government and charities/non-profits may offer support. We also have listed some ideas on how a furloughed worker can make a few dollars while they are waiting for the …

Income disparity – CEO pay

Income disparity in the US, in particular of top executives such as CEO level (Chief Executive officers), is at ridiculous levels and the problem is getting worse and worse. Now I am all in favor of being well compensated for hard work, being rewarded for innovative ideas, people taking chances by investing, and similar things. They should be compensated more than others, but come on now…we are at outrageous levels. I think taking a chance on business, investing, coming up with a successful business idea and such be rewarded in …

Requests from people receiving or waiting on disability payments

As we do from time to time, we sample emails sent to us from those who need assistance. If you look at the size of the population in the US, and the percentage of people who receive social security disability, a disproportionate number of requests for financial aid, referrals, and other assistance comes from people who (1) claim to be disabled or who (2) indicate they are receiving some form of federal government disability benefit or (3) are in the process of applying for SSDI or SSI. About 3% of …