"Sometimes it’s a choice between my HIV medications, my student loan bill and my other bills."
-Mikey Barnum, 31, South Gate, Calif.
For our latest series, I asked you for your stories about working hard, but barely getting by. And you responded, in the hundreds.
I shared a few of them on tonight’s show, as well what we’re learning about groups you might not expect to be in or near poverty - like the rising number of graduate degree holders on food stamps or how unpaid medical bills are biggest cause of filing for bankruptcy. Thanks for sharing, and please keep your stories coming. They’re important.