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Almost 20% of children food insecure – impacts learning

With many schools now back in session, or starting soon, it is unfortunate to know that as many as 20% of children in this country live in food insecure households. While like almost every study the exact percentages vary, the estimated range from sources such as Feeding America, USDA, the Salvation Army and others show a range of about 15% to as high as 20% of kids are food insecure. When a child does not know where their next meal is coming from, which is the definition of food insecurity, …

Consumer debt at record in 2019 – above financial crisis levels

While the US economy is very strong, with a record low unemployment rate, increasing incomes, and more available jobs than people to work them, it is unfortunate that consumer debt is at a record high, even above the level prior to the 2008 financial crisis. It has been steadily increasing for the last several years. This debt level is one bad data point in the otherwise strong economy. As we have reported on, when the job market and economy are at record levels of strength, as they are today, people …