December 2011 - It is official, this is the longest economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1920's, and this recession will bypass the Great Depression in June 2012. This economic downturn has shown us Americans one very important fact: Paychecks are not guaranteed.
The problem: Not only are Americans finding themselves homeless in record numbers, the inability to stay financially stable has lowered giving to the less fortunate by the billions. The two sides of this situation are:
There are 6 million children under the age of 5
that die every year as a result of starvation: that
is about 20,000 each day -
Since 2007 the "how to prosper rules" in America have changed and those who thought they were doing everything right are now facing financial disaster.
There is one solution to both problems.