Hundreds of readers have shared how they live well while spending less than $5,000 a month. Now it's time to hear from those who feel they're falling behind despite having a much larger income.
Harvard research indicates that the chasm between the rich and poor continues to grow and that there's no sign it will narrow anytime soon.
About half of U.S. families live on $60,000 a year or less. Let's take a look at how they do it.
It's no wonder that people, even those who make an upper-middle-class income, aren't saving for retirement and are spending all that they earn.
Middle-class shoppers are spending less on apparel, but sales of accessories are robust.
Young adults no longer expect to buy their first house right away. First they need good credit, a hefty downpayment and a stable job.
With the mayor's blessing, urban decay is being eliminated by way of the wrecking ball. Other cities have tried the tactic with disappointing results.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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