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Earnings Gap

Show Me the Money: Higher Education and the Workforce

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.19.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor's degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century.

Here's The Year When A College Degree Will No Longer Be Worth The Money

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.12.2014 | College

A college degree will still be worth the money until the year 2086, according to a report from Hamilton Place Strategies. In 2086, the group projec...

Gender Pay Gap Won't Close For Decades

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business

Most women that are employed today will probably retire before they see pay equality in the workplace. That's because the gender wage gap -- or th...

What Happens When Women 'Marry Down'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

Should women be marrying men who make less money to better retain their own incomes? According to one study, high-earning women (of which there are mo...

The Black Church, Social Justice and the Fiscal Slope

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 02.03.2013 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

A combination of swift tax hikes on lower- and middle-income earners and drastic cuts in social services would not only stunt economic growth, it would place an immediate burden on the most vulnerable. And unfortunately, a disproportionate number of the most vulnerable are African American.

Presidential Debates and Middle-Class Economics

Michael Farr | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

While a lack of middle-class income growth can create headwinds for any economy in the short term, the longer-term risks of political instability and civil unrest can become much greater.

Women and Personal Finances

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

Women tend to earn less and live longer than men so at retirement they often have less in accumulated savings, receive smaller retirement and Social Security benefits and must spread out their money over a longer time period.