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September 30, 2014

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Susan McNamara returns a book to the public library in Quincy, Mass. “Over the years, all I’ve been able to do, especially as a single parent, is just pay your bills every month,” said McNamara, a 62-year-old adjunct professor from the Boston area. “Anything that’s left over is used up when your car breaks down or when the furnace breaks down ... There’s never anything left over, ever.”

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Susan McNamara returns a book to the public library in Quincy, Mass. “Over the years, all I’ve been able to do, especially as a single parent, is just pay your bills every month,” said McNamara, a 62-year-old adjunct professor from the Boston area. “Anything that’s left over is used up when your car breaks down or when the furnace breaks down ... There’s never anything left over, ever.”