Features by Tracey Samuelson
Posted In: affordable housing, Housing
Would-be homeowners balance the risks of buying with benefits like building their assets and bettering their children's chances.
Posted In: foreclosure, buying a home
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: Retirement
In a recent survey, more than half of U.S. workers saving for retirement have less than $25,000 in the bank for the golden years. That's not a lot of money -- how do retirees survive on that?
The Danish toymaker Lego continues its string of successes: The company has tapped into a growing Asian middle class; it has gotten girls to decide that Legos aren't just for boys; and it's found a way to make plastic bricks tell elaborate stories.
Posted In: online gambling, hotels, Atlantic City, new jersey
As states legalize online gambling, how does a casino hold on to customers? At the Borgata in Atlantic City, you can leave the casino floor and play the slots on a TV in your room.
Posted In: CFPB, student loans, higher education
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to institute rules for certain non-bank loan servicers. What’s the likely result of the rules for borrowers and the industry?
Posted In: renting, minimum wage
It’s becoming harder, especially in certain cities, for low-income people to find affordable rental housing.
Posted In: schools
A report from the U.S. Green Buildings Council, supported by former President Bill Clinton and the PTA, details scary estimates of how much it would cost to upgrade public schools in this country.
Posted In: President Obama, Office of Management and Budget, Wal-Mart
President Obama's new budget director will have less leeway to bargain than her predecessors. But it's also a chance to prove her mettle.
Posted In: Yahoo, Melissa Mayer, telecommuting
Maybe, but companies must weigh several factors before reversing the trend toward letting some employees work from home.