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A guide to Money and the American Dream

Sep 20, 2013
What do you think of when you hear the phrase -- The American Dream? Explore our special site for resources and stories from our series.
Posted In: Personal Finance, American dream

The suburbs: No longer the American Dream?

Aug 1, 2013
The American Dream is moving away from suburbia. Why?
Posted In: suburbs, American dream

Why do we need GDP to grow anyway?

Apr 26, 2013
U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent in the first quarter, disappointing investors and many economists. But why is GDP growth necessary?
Posted In: GDP, American dream

Caution: Chasing a dream doesn't always work out

Mar 29, 2013
Chasing your dream can take a lot of time and cash. And there's no guarantee that doing what you love will work out exactly as you had hoped.
Posted In: American dream, dreams, emotions

Families face tough choices in the shadow of the Great Recession

Mar 15, 2013
A new HBO documentary takes a look at how millions of families have been left out in the cold in the richest country on Earth.
Posted In: tough choices, middle class, social services, American dream, documentary

Can you still make it in America?

Jan 18, 2013
Asking Chicagoans what it means to make it in America in today's economy.
Posted In: Chicago, American dream

The shrinking middle class, the shrinking American Dream

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.
Posted In: middle class, American dream

Rich and poor in San Diego speak out on wealth gap

Oct 5, 2012
Residents of San Diego's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods reflect on opportunity, responsibility and the American Dream.
Posted In: San Diego, Income Gap, wealth gap, poverty, wealth, opportunity, Education, homeless, personal responsiblity, American dream, tough choices

Exploring the 'Beautiful Ruins' of the American Dream

Aug 17, 2012
In his new book, novelist Jess Walter crosses the globe and four decades, digging into the American Dream and what it means to succeed -- and fail -- in love and work.
Posted In: American dream, novel

Economic mobility tracked state by state

May 10, 2012
Moving up is more likely in some states; education levels may make a difference.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, mobility, American dream

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