In today’s market of commerce, it is easy to become blind-sided by one’s opportunity to fight poverty. Americanized poverty is generally seen as hunger and financial lack. However, the combination of lack in various areas of living has made poverty to become more conventional. Moreover, there are many Americans who work every day but fail to exceed above the poverty line. We live in a world where restraint is not an option. People will consciously live above their means in efforts to appear as though they are escaping poverty or living just as well as the next person.

As a collective unit we can fight poverty together, since it is not the battle for one man or one organization. In order to eradicate poverty, it will take a communal effort from all people. It may appear strange to grasp how one could make a financial decision that would feasibly help in the war on poverty. As far fetched as it may seem, some decisions are actually simpler than one would think. It all begins with the word, “savings.”

If every American would become more conscious about their savings rather than their possessions or spending, we could practically banish poverty in our country. If we started taking our savings from coupons, gas, apparel and other necessities, we could use the extra money to create salaries, help others in need, as well as decrease the poverty line. Poverty runs ravenously when we are unprepared for emergencies. A person who is unprepared for emergencies is only one payment away from poverty; in order to fight poverty we must change our mindset on purchasing. Instead of renting we should purchase; instead of purchasing a new car we should probably wait and repair the old one.  Instead of being pampered, we should learn how to pamper ourselves, and list can just go on and on. Again, fighting poverty is a collective and shared effort of those who are willing to save and redirect their savings. Fishing for a man will not change his situation, but it will stop his hunger momentarily.  However showing a man how to fish will give him the ability to change his situation and never starve. Giving money to the poor does not end poverty, but everyone learning how to save and turn savings into profit will abolish poverty. Let’s fight poverty together!


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