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My mom is on food stamps and Medicaid if she sells her house will she lose her benefits?

dear harry,My mom has a home (estimated value $300,000) and no money in savings. She uses many government-funded benefits (food stamps, energy assistance, Medicaid) to supplement what her Social Security doesn’t cover on a monthly basis. My brother and I are trying to determine if selling her home and moving her to a smaller, less …

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Manhattan’s Financial District: From the food to the sights, there’s a lot more to do than make money

When the US was new, the southern tip of Manhattan, then mostly wooded, was the heart of the country. It was where George Washington gave his inaugural address and where the nation’s first capitol building stood until Alexander Hamilton sold certain rights to Virginians to relieve the states debts. Since then, Manhattan’s financial district has …

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USDA reports increase in food insecurity for all demographic groups in 2022

The share of Americans who experienced severe hunger increased in 2022, according to a new government report. About 5.1 percent of U.S. households had at least one family member who ate less or irregularly in 2022 because of a lack of money or resources, up from 3.8 percent the previous year and 3.9 percent in …

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