Alan Greenblatt is a GOVERNING correspondent.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We've all heard that residents of poor inner-city areas have lousy food choices, being badly served by grocery stores (although this may be changing) while faced with a surfeit of fast food options.
Meanwhile, a Brookings study of a dozen cities indicates that residents of poor neighborhoods are -- another shocker -- more likely to have easy access to high-interest check cashing businesses or other costly financial services.
No one ever said being poor was easy.
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