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.
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.
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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 3, 2012 As President Obama and Mitt Romney practice their talking points and zingers on the American economy, Freakonomics reveals why we may never get big-time economic growth back.
Oct 3, 2012 President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meet for a debate on domestic policy. According to moderator Jim Lehrer's notes, the first three topics will be: the economy, the economy, and the economy.