Middletown Press Middlesex United Way: 25 percent of families struggling financially

by Kevin Wilhelm 11/21/2014 

Has there been a time in your life when you struggled to make ends meet? When you avoided your landlord or carefully planned when to pay a credit card bill and when to pay your electric bill?

For some of us, this may have been our life after we got our first job or had our first child. But for many Connecticut families, the stress of living paycheck to paycheck is their life day after day, month after month and year after year.

In a report published last week, Connecticut United Ways and Rutgers University found that despite working hard, 25 percent of Connecticut households earn above the federal poverty line but under a basic cost-of-living threshold defined in the report.

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