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Neighbors Will Help Neighbors In Time Of Financial Need

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It’s a story that would make Mr. Rogers very happy. When I read this story, my first thought was, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood.” Here’s some good news: 83 percent of neighbors are willing to help another neighbor having money troubles.

Dosen’t that make you happy knowing that if there were ever a time you needed help, you could turn to your neighbor? I know it made me happy. The survey was conducted by State Farm and Harris Interactive, which polled 17,000 people.

So, how would a neighbor help you if you were having financial difficulties? According to the poll, 45 percent of those polled would help their neighbor search for a job. 44 percent of people would cook meals for their neighbors in time of financial trouble.

And, childcare can be pricy, right? Well, the good news is that if people were having money problems, 32 percent of the people polled said they would babysit to save on childcare costs for their neighbor. What’s more is that 15 percent of those who took part in the survey said they would let their neighbor borrow money from them and 10 percent would open their home to a neighbor and let the neighbor stay with them for a short time.

How would you help your neighbor if they were having money problems?

And, for those who grew-up with Mr. Rogers, here’s the theme song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaYR5lwzomE

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