Wealth & Poverty - Most Recent


Target replaces and remakes old Chicago housing project

Oct 19, 2012
Target broke ground on a new Chicago location this week, at the site of the former Cabrini-Green housing project.
Posted In: Chicago, Target

Will social security increase offset retiree costs?

Oct 16, 2012
Seniors wonder whether 1.7 percent hike next year will be enough to cover fast-rising health care expenses.
Posted In: Social Security, Retirement

South L.A. has mixed feelings about shuttle route

Oct 11, 2012
Organizers say Endeavour's road trip through the neighborhood is an event; some locals and business owners say it's an inconvenience.
Posted In: shuttle, los angeles, South LA, Small Business

Tough Choices: How the poor spend money

Oct 5, 2012
Three families living around the poverty line in San Diego tell Marketplace Money what it means to spend money when you don't have a whole lot of it.
Posted In: child poverty, Personal Finance, San Diego, Housing, cars, wealth gap, economic mobility, tough choices, poverty

Could you live off of $438 a week?

Oct 5, 2012
The poverty threshold for a family of four was $22,811 last year according to Census data. Do you think you could survive on just $1,900 per month? Try our interactive poverty simulation to find out.
Posted In: poverty, simulator, interactive, tough choices

The psychology of poverty

Oct 5, 2012
One Harvard professor says being poor not only impacts people financially, but mentally as well
Posted In: poor, tough choices, psychology, behavioral economics

Stores expand holiday layaway options

Oct 5, 2012
Slow economic recovery means layaway is thriving.
Posted In: layaway, Walmart, Toys R Us, Retail

Is personal responsibility the key to ending poverty?

Oct 5, 2012
Two takes from experts on both sides of the political spectrum on why people are poor and what they can do about it.
Posted In: poverty, personal responsiblity, tough choices

Rich and poor in San Diego speak out on wealth gap

Oct 5, 2012
Residents of San Diego's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods reflect on opportunity, responsibility and the American Dream.
Posted In: San Diego, Income Gap, wealth gap, poverty, wealth, opportunity, Education, homeless, personal responsiblity, American dream, tough choices

Falling into poverty: A family’s story

Oct 5, 2012
Clifford Fleischbein and DeeDee Varner used to make $250,000 a year. They're now living just above the poverty line in San Diego.
Posted In: tough choices, poverty