The economics of homebuying have changed over the decades.
We looked at the cost of big-ticket items and expenses, including a house, a car and raising two children, in four different states: California, Michigan, Georgia and South Dakota.
Journalist Alissa Quart says America’s myths about self-reliance have overshadowed the roles that communities play in financial success.
The survey found fewer people believe that the next generation will do better than their parents' generation economically. Some groups have a grimmer outlook than others.
Zarrish Khan was about to buy a house when tragic news prompted a U-turn.
And many don't have enough to cover basic needs for three months.
For the Ngalamulume family, the vetting process was difficult. But now two brothers are taking advantage of opportunities their parents never had.
Sarah Archer explores economic prosperity in post-war America in her book, "Midcentury Christmas."
Can a company built on selling stuff help Americans achieve sustainable, happy lives?