Nov 30, 2012 Much of the buzz about the fiscal cliff has been about how it will affect the wealthy and middle class. But how might it impact children living if poverty if a deal isn't reached?
Nov 12, 2012 It depends on the definition of wealthy. But however wealth is measured, increasing their taxes won't solve the whole budget problem.
Nov 2, 2012 Why are so many people in the middle class struggling right now? Author Hedrick Smith discusses the events that hurt the middle class and what can be done to help it.
Oct 30, 2012 We ran the numbers on poverty in the U.S. -- from the number of Americans on food stamps to the unemployment rate for African-Americans. Take our 10-question quiz to see how much you know.
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Oct 25, 2012 VP candidate says businesses can grow jobs and private donations can displace the safety net.
Oct 25, 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.
Oct 22, 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.
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.