Nearly 44 percent of Americans don't have enough savings or other liquid assets to stay out of poverty for more than three months if they lose their income, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development. Atanas Bezov/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Study: Nearly Half In U.S. Lack Financial Safety Net

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Chelsea Clinton makes cards with 8-year-old Addison Rose on the National Mall on Saturday as part of the National Day of Service events. Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is the honorary chair of the National Day of Service. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Turning The 'Day Of Service' Into A Longer Commitment

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Thousands of food and clothing items are organized by Occupy Sandy volunteers in a school gymnasium in Rockaway Park, Queens, after Superstorm Sandy in November. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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The 'Second Disaster': Making Well-Intentioned Donations Useful

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Volunteers sort through piles of donated clothes for Superstorm Sandy victims at an impromptu Staten Island aid station in November. Relief groups are still trying to figure out what to do with donated clothes people sent to New York and New Jersey in Sandy's aftermath. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Thanks, But No Thanks: When Post-Disaster Donations Overwhelm

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Storm Pummels Nation's Midsection As It Heads East

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'Giving Tuesday': The Start Of A Holiday Tradition?

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James Vouloukos (left) and William Ferris sort through donated clothes in Oceanside, N.Y. Relief workers say cash is more useful than donated supplies for their efforts. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Want To Help Sandy Victims? Send Cash, Not Clothes

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After Superstorm Sandy, the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in Neptune, N.J., is filled with water bottles, canned food and other goods. But these supplies are going out almost as fast as they come in. Amy Walters/NPR hide caption

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Storm-Battered Food Banks Struggle To Help The Hungry

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Voters line up in the dark Tuesday to cast their ballots at a polling station in Miami. President Obama said the long lines nationwide were something "we have to fix." Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Fixing Long Election Lines May Be Easier Said Than Done

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New York, New Jersey Voting Hampered By Sandy

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Electronic Voting More Secure, But Concerns Remain

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People cast their ballots at an early-voting center in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 15. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What If There's No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers Prepare

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Large Power Outages Raise Concerns For Election Day

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Sandy Disrupts Early Voting, But Impact May Be Small

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