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KERA's One Crisis Away project focuses on North Texans living on the financial edge.

VIDEO: Meet Shirley Martin, Financially Creative Retiree

KERA's series One Crisis Away looks at four families on the financial edge. In this profile, meet Shirley Martin, a 72 year-old woman living in Desoto. Divorced and a breast cancer survivor, Shirley can't afford to live on her small annual retirement and Social Security, so she takes in boarders through a nonprofit called Shared Housing.

Here's KERA's video of her story. [Listen to the radio story here.]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4zYsJaPQ4M

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