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Low-income folks should build wealth, then buy a home

Aug 23, 2013
Home ownership can be a way for low-income folks to punch a ticket to upward mobility. But many experts say that low-income people should build wealth in other ways before they take on a mortgage.
Posted In: Housing, affordable housing

At the English seaside, poverty comes to stay

Aug 19, 2013
Britain's coastal resorts were once the summer playground of its people with funfairs, bands and acres of sand. But the holidaymakers now head for mainland Europe.
Posted In: Britain, poverty

Making art out of the housing crisis

Aug 14, 2013
A new art exhibit in Los Angeles looks at the history of housing in America and how our views on the home have changed over time.
Posted In: art, housing crisis, museum

Matt Damon, 'Elysium' and White Flight

Aug 9, 2013
Don't go see "Elysium" without expecting a cinematic lesson in income inequality, racism and global poverty.
Posted In: film

Giving tenants a fighting chance against evictions

Aug 9, 2013
A pilot program in California is testing the idea that providing free counsel to poor tenants could actually save taxpayers money.
Posted In: Housing, legal aid

Detroit lost a million-dollar check

Aug 9, 2013
The bankrupt city received a check from the local school system, but it wasn't deposited because it was left inside a City Hall drawer.
Posted In: Detroit

Detroit art sale: Museum ready to fight

Aug 8, 2013
The city of Detroit has brought in Christie's to appraise its art collection to help bail the city out of its $18 billion debt.
Posted In: Detroit, art, museum

Subcompact cars and the income divide

Aug 6, 2013
As breaking into the middle class becomes harder, car companies are finding new ways to attract an expanding base of less-affluent consumers. They're offering more small car models with better features than ever before.
Posted In: cars, wealth, poverty, subcompact, Chevy Spark, Chevy, Income Gap

You are what you drive (Infographic)

Aug 6, 2013
By looking at a person's car, you can guess how much money they make a year.

Jeep: A car brand for rich and poor alike

Aug 6, 2013
When it comes to cars, there are brands for rich people -- Mercedes, Audi, BMW -- and there are cars for people of more modest means -- Chevys, Fords, Toyotas. But just as many people at the bottom of the income ladder buy Jeeps as people at the top.
Posted In: Jeep, Chrysler, income, wealth, cars

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