Aug 31, 2012 A new study says that the most important ticket to the middle class is a secure job.
Aug 24, 2012 A married man in his forties reflects on his choice to not have children.
Aug 23, 2012 New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
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Aug 22, 2012 Pew Research Center says middle class family income and wealth have shrunk.
Aug 17, 2012 Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Aug 9, 2012 More upper-middle-class families are borrowing for college so their children can attend high-tuition prestige schools.
Aug 7, 2012 A new review from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the number of children living in homes where neither parent has full-time year-round work has jumped sharply after the recession.
Aug 3, 2012 Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to flood border communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. Both government and non-government aid organizations are scrambling to accommodate them.
Jul 20, 2012 Piggy will be headed to paradise, to the home of one listener who took the financially sound advice of a TV dad.
Jul 16, 2012 The former governor talks about the importance of the middle class in this year's presidential election, and what he thinks Mitt Romney needs to do to improve his standings.