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Think about poor and a picture of undernourished, homeless and ragged-clothed people comes to my mind. However, those are not the only kind of poor people around. The middle class poor could be ones who have taken poor financial decisions during their earning life and are finding that meeting medical expenses and other indispensable expenses is difficult. In spite of pensions or a regular income, higher cost of living along with high debt makes several essential or important things unaffordable. Here’s a Pulitzer prize winner, an ex-Washing Post (a renowned periodical) journalist, who finds it difficult to go without enough money in spite of kindness from government, family and friends. Brilliantly written, the article portrays the realities of what it means to be in want for the higher end of the lower classes.

http://www.iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2014_Fall_McPherson.php

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