In today’s news . . .

A new round of economic stimulus could help the unemployed, senior citizens, veterans and those with disabilities, as well as first-time homebuyers, according to CNN.com – Like it or not, here comes more economic stimulus.

Just how many Americans live in poverty? 1 in 6 Americans Live Below the Poverty Line from ABCNews.com.   

Locally, the City of Bloomington will provide the Juke Box center as a homeless shelter this winter, as reported at HeraldTimesOnline.com (subscription required).  The Juke Box will offer shelter from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Sunday nights November through March. The rotating shelter will be open the same hours at First Christian Church on Thursdays and Fridays, Trinity Episcopal Church on Wednesdays and Saturdays and First United Church on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Also, “Time to buy a home?” and “How can we budget for our future?” from CNN.com’s Consumer Tips Empowering YOU to be a savvy consumer blog.   

Related story from SCCAP: Here’s one of our tips for buying a home and saving money for the future — multiply your savings by starting an Individual Development Account that matches the money you save with funding from state and federal government sources.

Finally, for parents, The 20 worst kid foods in America from NBC.com.

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