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

VIDEO: Shirley Martin On Working Past Retirement Age

KERA's series One Crisis Away looks at four families on the financial edge. Shirley Martin is a 72 year-old woman living in Desoto and still working 19 hours a week to make ends meet. She says in order to juggle bills and her mortgage, it's a necessary part of life.