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View Diary: More than 40% of Americans are one crisis and less than 90 days from poverty (116 comments)

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  •  And I'm one of them (9+ / 0-)

    Actually, not sure I could last 3 months. My (self-employment) income plunged abruptly by 45% in January of 2009 and has only minimally improved since then. Had to start getting early Social Security last year so that I could pay my estimated taxes... for Social Security! It's bizarre.

    Not like I could get a real job either. No one is going to hire a 63-year-old.

    I need to sell my house and downsize significantly, but it needs a bit of work and there's certainly no money for that. I'm just grateful that I've been able to scrape together the mortgage payment all this time. At least it's not underwater.

    Sigh.

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