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That is a good question.

Frankly, I am puzzled that there aren't more people (women and men)
returning to work after all the state's bonuses were curtailed. There
sure is a need and I see advertisements for help all the time.

It sounds like you were unhappy that they focused on men instead of
the population as a whole. Is that right?

Maybe the extra money given in the form of state weekly increases of
$600 on top of unemployment plus the stimulus money made it possible
to pay off bills so that their cost of living was lowered substantially.
That, as well as deciding to live more cheaply, enabled them to live off
what they have invested.

I, actually, could live off my Social Security but I have no debt of any
kind. I have an income stream from investments that increased quite a
bit during this past year but I have chosen to reinvest and add to my savings
instead of increasing spending. I know that I am very fortunate but I am also
content with less than many people.

It has been wonderful to resume air travel so that I can see my children and
grandchildren again. Three of my children live in different state than me and
I used to fly every quarter so I could keep an "in person" relationship with them.
Being home for over a year and a half has been tough. I leave to visit two of my
children's families next month and I am very excited!

It does seem rather odd that they would focus only on men. I would have thought
a more balanced article would be interesting. Perhaps interviewing both men
and women to find out how they are making it in this day and age especially
if they don't have a job. I bet it would be interesting to find out if men
and women handle the finances differently.

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