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Businesses and individuals were honored Wednesday for their work to eliminate underage drinking and substance abuse by Mesa youth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
Chandler Councilwoman Trinity Donovan walked into the grocery store last week with $29 in her purse and a feeling of uncertainty in her mind.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to people who stood in line for hours to get it.
In this photo taken Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Lourdes Morales and her son, David Bendezo, 6, examine tomatoes while attending a home gardening seminar at the Sacramento Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif. Along with distributing food to low-income clients, the food bank provides seminars, soil, plants and tools for people to organically grow their own vegetables at home.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo taken Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Greg Norrish, left, discusses the growing of carrots during a home gardening seminar at the Sacramento Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif. Along with distributing food to low-income clients, the food bank provides seminars, soil, plants and tools for people to organically grow their own vegetables at home.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo taken Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Greg Norrish, left, shows Laura Poree how to care for tomato plants during a home gardening seminar at the Sacramento Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif. Along with distributing food to low-income clients, the food bank provides seminars, soil, plants and tools for people to organically grow their own vegetables at home. Poree, who lives on her SSI income, switched to a vegan diet, and enrolled in the food banks twice weekly home gardening seminars.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
The American Left loudly proclaims it’s compassion for the poor. Any community organizer worth his salt knows that the role of government is to take from “the rich” (who don’t need it anyway, as President Obama insists) and give to the poor.
Not all households have two wage earners. By choice or circumstance, either you or your spouse may be out of the work force for an extended period of time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make progress toward your joint financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement. It does mean, however, that you need to carefully review your situation and make the right financial moves.
While summer vacations and national holidays typically provide a break for everyone who would be considered a member of the working public, there is one big break ahead that’s a priority on most everyone’s calendar — retirement. Personal circumstances make planning for retirement different for each individual, but there are several considerations that apply if you break it down by the amount of time you have left until you retire.
As the calendar ticks toward Dec. 31, here are some last-minute, year-end tips recommended by financial professionals:
The act of giving clearly doesn’t go out of style.
Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series about East Valley residents served by the United Food Bank.
WASHINGTON — Arizona had the second-highest income inequality in the nation between 2008 and 2010, trailing only New Mexico for the gap between its richest and poorest residents, a new report says.
For 10 consecutive years, Esperança has coordinated a Christmas Angel program to make sure low-income families have gifts for the holidays.
You know the education system is broken when...
As an adult, you’re fortunate if you still have your parents. However, as they get older, you may well have to assist them in some key areas of their life.
If you’ve just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You’re probably already aware of the time and effort you must invest in raising your child, but you may not have thought as much about another aspect — the financial one.
WASHINGTON — With college enrollment growing, student debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households — nearly 1 in 5 — with the biggest burdens falling on the young and poor.
While it would be hard to find anyone who wants to pay more on their electric bill, SRP’s proposed rate increase is particularly hard to stomach since it falls short of providing details necessary for the SRP Board to make an informed decision.
Family household size and income will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price meal benefits for the 2012-2013 school year in the Kyrene School District.
As you probably know, a mutual fund may contain many different types of investments, such as stocks, bonds and government securities. But as an investor, you need to pay attention not only to what goes into your mutual fund, but also what comes out of it — namely, the three ways in which a fund can compensate you.
If you’re somewhat familiar with investing, you may know that the Roth IRA is a great retirement-savings vehicle. But are you aware that some of its benefits can also pay off for the next generation of your family?
The much-applauded landing of the roving Mars Science Laboratory (a.k.a Curiosity) has gotten me started thinking about the sorry state of curiosity in modern society.