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.
Oct 5, 2012 Residents of San Diego's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods reflect on opportunity, responsibility and the American Dream.
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.
Shereen Marisol Meraji
Oct 12, 2012 When you're poor, car trouble can spiral out of control -- but for those without access to public transportation, a car is essential.
Oct 5, 2012 Comedian Juston McKinney grew up poor. Many of his jokes have to do with being a poor kid and how living middle class now hasn't solved all of his problems.
Oct 6, 2012 Poverty simulation exercises confront participants with empty wallets, tough choices, and a better understanding of low-income people.
Oct 4, 2012 Following the presidential debate, voters in the swing state of Ohio weigh in on what issues matter most for the middle class this election and who won the debate.
Oct 1, 2012 Commentator Michael Casey says the standard answers from the right and the left miss the point
Oct 5, 2012 Kids growing up in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego weigh in on their community through photos and videos