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Have you heard McDonald’s holiday advice!?

November 27, 2013
Disturbed. That’s how I felt after seeing the latest holiday news coming out of some of our country’s biggest businesses. For example, ABC News reports McDonald’s is giving its employees holiday “financial tips” like, “Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in...
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Generation Zero—Why Millennials, And All of Us, Need Family-Friendly Laws

November 26, 2013
A survey of recent University of Pennsylvania Wharton School graduates reveals that many young adults are planning to solve the work/family crunch by removing family from the equation. Only 42% of the undergraduate class of 2012 plans to have children, compared to 78% of the class of 1992,...
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What Do You Call Always Having a Date for New Year's Eve?

November 21, 2013
Social security!!! I know, I know, you will be tempted to stop reading this post as soon as you realize I'm going to talk about retirement - AGAIN!. But wait. Maybe it feels too far away. Maybe the problems you are solving today seem so much more important. Maybe you are too maxed out with the here...
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Momentum Is Building to Close Corporate Offshore Tax Loopholes

November 7, 2013
Some folks in Congress are ready to close up offshore corporate tax loopholes. Others still need convincing. A total of 538 organizations – representing tens of millions of people – came together to tell the Senate to close up the loopholes that encourage big corporations to move jobs, profits and...
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HUD Announces Settlement With Bank of America Resolving Allegations of Lending Discrimination Against Women on Maternity Leave

November 6, 2013
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday that Bank of America will pay $45,000 as part of Conciliation Agreements resolving allegations the lender discriminated against pregnant women seeking mortgage loans. HUD had alleged that the Bank of America refused to...
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Maternal Profiling Is Alive and Well in Pennsylvania

October 22, 2013
This blog post originally appeared in the Huffington Post . After eight years of friendship and mutual support on the phone and online, I finally met Kiki Peppard last month! Kiki's experiences moving to Pennsylvania as a working single mom of two children is the first story in The Motherhood...
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Listen to Mary: "Our lives depend on ending the government shutdown."

October 4, 2013
In 2006, I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer. After surgery and six rounds of chemotherapy, I returned to normal life. Early detection should have kept me cancer free, but after four years, I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer with tumors now growing in my lymph nodes, liver, bones...
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El Mercado de Seguro Médico para los latinos

September 30, 2013
For English, click here . Muchos vivimos o supimos de alguien quien por la imposibilidad de pagar altas primas de seguro médico, había deteriorado su salud, arruinado sus finanzas o perdido la oportunidad de prevenir una enfermedad mortal. Después de las leyes migratorias, si algo había mermado la...
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The Health Insurance Marketplace for Latinos

September 30, 2013
Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí . Many people go through or know someone who is unable to pay their high health insurance premiums, impacting their health, ruining their finances or avoiding the opportunity of preventing a life-threatening illness. After immigration policies, the...
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OMG! What is Congress Thinking?

September 25, 2013
How badly do some in Congress want to stop healthcare reform from rolling out? So badly that on the eve of implementation they’re ready to tank our nation’s credit rating—significantly damaging our economy—by holding the debt limit hostage in an attempt to stop affordable healthcare options from...
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