Those who consider themselves upper class and upper middle class made it through the recession relatively unscathed.
Net worth has plunged since 2000, with the U.S. median declining by 28%, erasing two decades of gains
Many folks get upset or enraged when someone in the checkout line who has a smartphone pulls out a food stamp card to pay for groceries.
We're better off than we thought. Even the poorest Americans are doing better than 68% of the world's population.
With the economy still sour, an online pawnbroker gets a cash infusion from some big names in an attempt to tap the middle-class market.
Those who enter the job market now could face lower earnings for many years.
Some people report improved health from money-saving tactics, but financial stress can make it harder to embrace healthy habits.
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With sales suffering as a string of novelty menu items missed the mark, the fast-food chain's latest offering is a good old-fashioned sandwich with bacon.
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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.
Tired of subsidizing the rest of the gang's big meals when all you had was a salad? There's an app for that. Other apps help to share rent, vacations and utilities.
Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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