Flat Broke

Money Problems: When it Rains, It Pours

How we react to bad things that happen is the true definition of who we are. Daisy shows that by learning to turn a negative situation into a more positive experience, we become stronger and more adaptable.

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The Poverty Trap: How A Small Financial Setback Can Spiral Into an Inescapable Disaster

With America’s “fee” system that punishes poor people, here’s how one small financial setback can spiral into an inescapable disaster, and some tips for digging your way out.

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How to Break It to Your Kids That You’re Broke

Being broke is hard. Telling your kids is even harder. But if you’re honest with them, you can teach them some incredibly important life lessons.

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The Brutal Truth About Poverty That Most People Don’t Want to Believe

There is one brutal truth about poverty that most people who aren’t experiencing it refuse to believe. And that truth is that it can happen to anyone. Especially now.

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What to Do When You Have Sudden Money Problems

Anyone can have a financial emergency. It’s what you do to bail yourself out of it that determines if the problem will be ongoing or if you’ll recover quickly.

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What to Do When You Lose Your Job

You’ve just lost your job! Whether it was expected or not, the first steps you take can help you survive until you get a new source of income.

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What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Bills

Extreme poverty is becoming more common. If you’re in a desperate situation and you can’t pay your bills, here’s how to prioritize in order to survive.

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Lifestyles of the Flat Broke and Resilient: A Personal Story

This isn’t advice for folks who are just down a few hundred bucks a month. It’s for people who are truly desperate to stay housed and fed.

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How to Feed Your Family When You’re Flat Broke

Feeding your family when you’re flat broke isn’t easy but it can be done.  Here’s how to prepare for a lean month when you’re on a super-tight budget.

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