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This Week at Broke in Philly: 08.10.18

• Broke in Philly launches #HighCost of Being Broke series
• The high cost of being broke: Diapers | From: WHYY
• Financial empowerment centers help city residents improve their fiscal health | From: Next City
• The high cost of being broke: Dental care | From: WHYY
• High cost of being broke: Cell phones are crazy expensive | From: Billy Penn
• The high cost of being broke: Transportation | From: WHYY
• The high cost of being broke: Fighting ‘quiet hunger’ in every Philadelphia zip code | From: NBC10/Telemundo62
• How to find low-cost bank accounts in Philly | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• Broke in Philly: Residents struggle to afford the rising cost of food | From: NBC10/Telemundo62
• Power Moves: Cassie Haynes left city government to co-lead Resolve Philadelphia | From: Generocity […]

#HighCost of Being Broke

Broke in Philly launches #HighCost of Being Broke series

There are countless ways in which those who have less end up paying more: buying in small quantities rather than in discounted bulk; ignoring car servicing because you can’t afford it, only to suffer a breakdown (towing + repair = $$$); not having a bank account because of bad credit, or lacking the minimum balance, and then giving up some of your paycheck every time you cash it. […]