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How Much Money You Need to Live Comfortably in the 50 Biggest Cities

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

By Elyssa Kirkham, Finance Writer Unless you're tracking expenses carefully, it can be hard to tell whether your city's cost of living or your own sp...

What The Average American Woman Spends | Pam Masin | Posted 03.11.2016 | OWN

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Travel Association MintLife Women's Wear Daily Jezebel Health Affairs National Retail Federation Nerd Wallet ...

How We Afford to Keep My Wife Home with the Kids (Hint: Look at My Left Rear Tire)

Matthew Dicks | Posted 09.11.2016 | Parents
Matthew Dicks

We never could've afforded to keep Elysha at home for what will now be seven years had we not made enormous sacrifices in order to do so. Sacrifices that I suspect many people don't see when they peer into our lives.

Building Economic Resilience for Families and Cities

Bob Annibale | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Bob Annibale

While Boston is rapidly becoming a hub of opportunity for some, the breadth of this financial instability exposes an inequality of opportunity that hurts both families and Boston's long-term economic prospects. If we want to begin to address inequality, we must ensure that families have the tools necessary to become economically resilient.

Hedge Funds Are Richer Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business

Things are looking pretty good for the superrich. The largest Americas-based hedge funds are controlling more money than ever before, according to ...

Here Are The Richest And Poorest Big Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

Washington, D.C., rules everything, apparently: Median income of largest metros was highest in DC ($90,149) & San Francisco ($79,624) #ACSdata http...

2013 Census Data on Poverty, Income Tells a Story About Our Priorities

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

It turns out, we get results in the places we invest. The question is, are we investing in the right places?

The Costs of Inequality to the Growth of Most Households' Incomes

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Occasionally I run into people who want to argue that the increase in inequality is just the benign outcome of "just desserts" as economist Greg Mankiw frames it. It may boost those at the top, but not at the expense of others. By this metric, not so.

In These States, Weddings Cost More Than Half Of The Average Resident's Yearly Income

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 04.25.2014 | Weddings

According to the Wedding Report, a compilation of statistics and market research for the wedding industry, couples spent an average of $25,200 on thei...

Many Americans Can No Longer Afford The Dollar Store

Quartz | Matt Phillips | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Quartz At first glance, the fortunes of American families have significantly improvement recently. Household net worth has rebounded back to roughl...

Median Incomes Fall For 5th Straight Year, With Inequality At Record High

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business

No wonder so few Americans seem to think their economy is in recovery: They keep getting poorer. Unless they are rich, in which case they keep getting...

Report: We're Worse Off Than At The End Of The Recession

AP/HuffPost | Posted 08.22.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The average American household is earning less than when the Great Recession ended four years ago, according to a report released Wedne...

A False Dawn for Mother Breadwinners

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Margaret Ryznar

This would be a different story if the numbers showed that 40 percent of married households had a female breadwinner.

The Truth About Money And Happiness

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business

New research tells us what we already kind of knew about money and happiness, but may have chosen not to believe: More money will make you happier. ...

Troubling Sign For U.S. Economy

Reuters | Martinne Geller and Lisa Baertlein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average is at an all-time high, the jobless rate has fallen to a four-year low and the housing market is seeing a...

Catherine New

The Fiscal Cliff Redefines The 1 Percent | Catherine New | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business

Forget the 1 percent, the fiscal cliff deal is all about the .7 percent. That's the slice of Americans who will be affected by Congress' new definitio...

Americans' Net Worth Hit Lowest Level In 41 YEARS

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business

Stunning new research from a New York University economics professor reveals just how wide the chasm between the rich and everyone else has grown over...

Americans Preparing For The Worst On Election Day

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

Americans are hoping for the best, but very much preparing for the worst come election day. Fearful of how the outcome of the presidential electio...

Jason Linkins

Here's To Shutting Up And Other Advice For The 'Era Of Backlash': The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Aug. 24 | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Let's take a moment to consider what the world was like on Aug 8, 2012. That morning, Missouri Representative Todd Akin woke up and greeted the day as...

A Six-Figure Salary Isn't Going To Make You Rich

Bankrate | Craig Guillot | Posted 08.06.2012 | Money

One hundred thousand dollars. Since the 1980s, the magical "six-figure" salary has been a benchmark for financial success. Not too long ago, that inco...

Economic Success Isn't a Zero-Sum Game, Just Ask Canada

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Carroll

If capitalism builds wealth, why are Canadians wealthier than we are?

... And the Poor Get Poorer

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

In the greatest economic crisis that the United States has faced since the Great Depression, the rich barely lost a nickel. But the poor definitely got poorer. And people in the middle were crushed.

A Good Sign?

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money

NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in more than four years in May as Americans stayed optimistic about t...

Loren Berlin

Mom Can't Get Credit Card, Starts Protest Movement | Loren Berlin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Money

Holly McCall, a 34-year-old mother of two from Vienna, Va., grabbed headlines last week with her fight for the right of stay-at-home mothers to open t...

The Five Best And Worst Cities For Financial Well-Being (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

Some towns are getting along in this economy better than others. A report issued this week from the credit counseling agency CredAbility offers som...