Holly Lawrence is a freelance writer covering aging, well-being, and cities. She recently wrote an article for public media’s national journalism service, Next Avenue, about her financial struggles as an over 50 year old living in the United States. Like many, Holly is currently underemployed and living paycheck to paycheck. She does not have the means to save for retirement and struggles with the anxieties that come with being in financial distress.
In her article, Holly describes what it was like for her being financially insecure and the seven life lessons she learned while living in poverty:
- Strive for quality friendships
- Remember that nature belongs to us all
- You can find peace through spiritual fulfillment
- You can live just fine with few possessions
- Your voice matters
- Appreciate the powers of creativity and resourcefulness
- The most important word for survival: Hope
To learn more about Holly Lawrence and her journey, please visit Next Avenue.
Next Avenue is public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming older population. Their daily content delivers vital ideas, context and perspectives on issues that matter most as we age.