From This Collection

A tale of two minimum wages

Jun 30, 2017
Young women in Louisiana and Los Angeles talk about getting by in the bottom tax brackets.
Protesters gathered at a rally for minimum wage in New York City. 
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

My Economy: Health care uncertainty means business uncertainty

Jun 26, 2017
One woman is holding off on growing her small business, even though the demand is there.
Violins in a workshop. 
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

My Economy: Battling U.S. immigration bureaucracy from Australia

Jun 16, 2017
After living in America for years, one Australian immigrant faces uncertainty about staying.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

My Economy: Working as a CFO — chief family officer

Jun 1, 2017
Sherri Messer loves being a stay-at-home mom, but she's nervous about what comes next.
LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

My Economy: Making close to six figures as an intern

May 15, 2017
As a PhD student, David Kuhns found an "internship" that matched his skills.
DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Getting out of the office in Anchorage, Alaska

May 2, 2017
After more than three decades at architectural firms, Clark Yerrington decided it was time to go it alone.
A light rainbow hits the water as a surfer waits to catch the Bore Tide at Turnagain Arm in Anchorage, Alaska.
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

My Economy: Using grants to preserve moving image history

Apr 10, 2017
It’s Hannah Palin’s job to keep old films from decaying on the shelf.
"Kirks' Camera," 1976, opening sequence.
University of Washington Digital Collections

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

My Economy: Caring for seniors through art

Mar 23, 2017
Many of the caregivers in nursing homes can't afford health insurance, Martha Rast says.
 
GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images

My Economy: Learning a trade instead of taking on debt

Feb 28, 2017
John Williams decided to become a mechanic rather than going to school.
John Williams sought a job a that didn't need a degree and ended up working as a mechanic in the Bay Area.
Photo courtesy of John Williams

My Economy: The expensive side of working gigs

Feb 16, 2017
A former engineer on why short-term jobs aren't just for millennials.
Co-working spaces like Cove in Washington, D.C.,  are growing as more people work the short-term jobs of the gig economy.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images