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Part II: 'Save money, live better'

Apr 2, 2014
As real wages continue to decline, the food stamp economy keeps booming.
Posted In: food stamps, Walmart, SNAP
Walmart in Cleveland

Part I: The secret life of a food stamp

Apr 1, 2014
The biggest winners of the SNAP economy are the ones the government won’t tell you about.
Posted In: Walmart, SNAP, food stamps

What is an index fund?: An explainer

Apr 1, 2014
An index is quite simply a basket of shares.
Posted In: index funds
Detroit

Unpaid water bill? Detroit will turn off the tap

Mar 28, 2014
Half the bankrupt city's residents are delinquent on their water bills. Businesses, schools and the city itself owe more than $50 million in unpaid water bills.
Posted In: water, utilities, Detroit, bankruptcy

Fighting food deserts takes more than fresh produce

Mar 27, 2014
A California survey finds more food shops sell beer than milk.
Posted In: food deserts, grocery stores

You can be the President, I'd rather be the Pope

Mar 27, 2014
The widening gap between rich and poor is decried by both the president and Pope
Posted In: pope francis, income inequality, President Obama

Take out a loan - from your employer

Mar 21, 2014
The workplace loan is on the rise
Posted In: loans

Abercrombie? Aeropostale? That's so 2012.

Mar 17, 2014
Aeropostale is closing stores and posted losses for the past five quarters.
Posted In: Uniqlo, Abercrombie & Fitch

How feeling rich helps the economy: An explainer

Mar 14, 2014
When we feel wealthy, we spend more. It’s called the wealth effect.
Posted In: wealth effect

States change rules to avoid SNAP cuts

Mar 13, 2014
The Farm Bill tried to cut about $8 billion from the food stamps program.
Posted In: food stamps

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