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Program teaches working poor ways to save, build credit

Meg Alcantara, a single mother of three, was working two jobs, but never getting ahead. She had no savings, lots of overdue bills, and hardly any hope getting a credit card, let alone ever owning a home.

Two years later, Alcantara, 49, of Lynn, is working just one job and earning 63 percent more after recently gaining a promotion to office manager at a physical therapy practice.

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