The economy numbers says we have almost arrived. Yet according to CNN Money, Tami Luhby's, May 17, 2018 article, Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food. The booming economy cited, is not really a true analysis of the present american families conditions . A recently released study found that at least 16 million households are in poverty and almost 35 million are so close to poverty, because their households do not earn enough to survive in this economy, that we all live in. The United Way ALICE Project's Director, Stephanie Hoopes, refers to buzz words, survival budget and monthly budget, in explaining the parimeters of the study. Another read that you don't want to miss. What are your thoughts on this?