Broke in Philly: The High Cost of Being Broke Stories

NBC10 and Telemundo 62 are participating in a year-long reporting collaborative called Broke in Philly, which provides nuanced and in-depth stories about economic justice in Philadelphia.

On Aug. 6, the Broke in Philly partners launched an exciting initiative looking at the #HighCost of everything from food insecurity to transportation. These stories focused on the every-day experiences of Philadelphians struggling to pinch pennies wherever they can. The goal was to define and humanize the things, both small and large, that affect us all.

In this installment, we report on eight areas in which this phenomenon plays out, including banking, transportation, cell phone access, food staples and more. Many of these stories also highlight solutions — policies or programs or options that help alleviate some of the cost born by those who can least afford to take them on.

See highlights from our partners below:

The high cost of being broke: Diapers | From: WHYY

The high cost of being broke: Transportation | From: WHYY

In 2018, people need smartphones. But can they afford them? | From: Billy Penn

How to find low-cost bank accounts in Philly | From: Philadelphia Media Network

Financial Empowerment Centers Help City Residents Improve Their Fiscal Health | From: Next City

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