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St. Louis: You Know You're Wealthy When...

Mar 25, 2013
In this installment of Marketplace's "You Know You're Wealthy When" series, we traveled to Saint Louis to ask residents of the Midwestern city what being wealthy means to them.
Posted In: You know you're wealthy when

Show Us Your Safety Net!

Mar 25, 2013
Have you ever had to go on government programs like welfare or food stamps? Or maybe you’ve had to ask your family or a close friend for financial assistance. If so, we want to hear from you!

Homeownership: The right choice for low-income families?

Mar 22, 2013
Advocates say home ownership is still a good way for low-income families to build wealth - but it shouldn't be their only form of savings
Posted In: foreclosure, buying a home

Could big banks help rein in payday lenders?

Mar 20, 2013
Payday lenders circumvented state laws by moving online, and in the process big banks became enablers (and potentially profited) from payday lending. Now Chase is making changes to protect its customers from payday lenders. Will other banks follow?
Posted In: Banks, payday loans, lenders

Skid Row was L.A.'s solution for homelessness. Now that's changing

Mar 19, 2013
Los Angeles has long steered its homeless population to a border area of downtown rarely seen except by those who work there and the homeless. Now redevelopment is pressing against Skid Row, and advocates are taking steps to secure homes for the homeless.
Posted In: homeless, los angeles, Skid Row, gentrification

Families face tough choices in the shadow of the Great Recession

Mar 15, 2013
A new HBO documentary takes a look at how millions of families have been left out in the cold in the richest country on Earth.
Posted In: tough choices, middle class, social services, American dream, documentary

Tech workers bring lots of change to San Francisco

Mar 15, 2013
Twitter headquarters has lured other companies to a stretch of Market Street. The city economy is growing, but not everyone benefits.
Posted In: Twitter, San Francisco, gentrification

Many Americans still think moms shouldn't work

Mar 14, 2013
Working moms want to work more -- at least in part because they need to in this economy. At the same time, the number of Americans who think moms shouldn’t work full-time (or at all) is still surprisingly high. The Pew Research Center just released its report on modern parenthood.
Posted In: mom, working moms, parenting, working

High rents, low income

Mar 13, 2013
It’s becoming harder, especially in certain cities, for low-income people to find affordable rental housing.
Posted In: renting, minimum wage

The rich get all the perks, including old age

Mar 11, 2013
As the budget battle to cut entitlements heats up, some argue that raising the retirement age will force the poor to subsidize the rich because the rich live longer.
Posted In: Social Security

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