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There is a difference between being poor and being broke.  There is also a mentality difference as well.  When a person is poor they often believe that their whole life will never change.  A person who believes they are broke have a hope in turning their lives around.  Being poor is not easy.  A person has little or nothing in the way of personal goods, a vehicle and frequently food. They struggle with a minimum wage job and cannot afford to obtain an education or training to move out of their position.  I saw an article one day about a man who walked five miles  or 8.05 kilometers to work.  He was always on time.  One day his boss discovered that he had been walking to work for a couple of years.  He also noticed his worn shoes.  He decided to follow him and discovered very quickly that the man had to walk to work.  The following day he was so grateful for his devotion to his job and the company, that he bought him a car.  He even registered it. For the first time the man and his family had actual freedom. Most poor people count on charity and the kindness of strangers, churches and sometimes the governments. A person who is broke had money before and does not believe it will last.  They hunt opportunities just as others peruse the internet.  They try to find jobs that will give them training or even some type of education.   Many of the human resource people discriminate against potential employees.  Often they choose people by their appearance even if they are hiring a janitor.  When I was a recruiter many years ago for a contract engineering firm my late husband and I owned, I never saw anyone I submitted for positions.  I had a good ratio of close to one hundred percent.  All I was interested in was their skills and qualifications.  I frankly think that was a good system.  I do know a young man who was hired for a position strictly because he was handsome.  Do you know anyone that is poor and do you help them? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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