Meet ALICE

Meet ALICE

By Janie Ginocchio You might be thinking, “I only know one person named ALICE and she’s my 86-year-old great aunt.” That’s surely true, but what’s true, too, is that ALICE is your waitress at your favorite diner, the lovely people who help you get your groceries to...
Learning How to Get Through the Month

Learning How to Get Through the Month

By Charlestien Harris As difficult as it can be to make ends meet, it’s getting even tougher during this pandemic.  Now is the time to develop strategies that will guide your finances well beyond this health crisis.  Understanding your cash flow will help...
Don’t Let High Bill Payments Weigh You Down

Don’t Let High Bill Payments Weigh You Down

Hello everyone! I am Charlestien Harris, certified housing and credit counselor, and I’m back again to talk about finances. The coronavirus has destroyed many budgets and affected the normal flow of income for a number of households. Previously, I talked about bill...
Don’t Let High Bill Payments Weigh You Down

Financial Fitness

A financial coach’s blog of tips for staying financially fit By Charlestien Harris As we navigate this very turbulent time in our lives, there are very credible sources of good sound financial advice readily available to the public. I am a HUD Certified...
Talking about Poverty: Chained CPI

Talking about Poverty: Chained CPI

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of blog posts to critically examine how poverty is defined, measured, and talked about, and how those conversations influence public policy. The economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought how the U.S. addresses...