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Social Security benefits' buying power is fading, despite adjustments

by Sabri Ben-Achour Oct 10, 2019
Seniors will get an extra 1.6%. But their cost of living rose by 1.9%.
Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Big Book

Why this Washington Post reporter crossed the urban-rural divide

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Sep 9, 2019
Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham once called Red Lake County, Minnesota the "worst place to live in America." Now? He lives there.
Christopher Ingraham, author of the new book "If You Lived Here You'd be Home by Now" with his family.
Courtesy of Christopher Ingraham

What it's like to live on an average wage in Shanghai

by Jennifer Pak Jul 18, 2019
China's official inflation is still under 3%, but residents complain that the cost of living in the financial hub of Shanghai just keeps getting higher.
Workers on a lunch break in Shanghai. According to the job site, Zhaopin, the average worker spends 20 yuan ($2.90) or less per lunch. Convenience stores like this one are one of the few places that offer cheap meals in office areas.
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In the Bay Area, even doctors struggle to make ends meet

by Sean McHenry May 14, 2019
A resident says medical school "made almost no financial sense."
"When I first moved out to the Bay Area for medical school, I was very excited," said Anita Lowe Taylor. "It's a good program. I really appreciate the people I work around. But it really made almost no financial sense."
Courtesy of Anita Lowe Taylor
Brexit

Navigating daily life in the face of Brexit

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 29, 2019
Freda Chisambi says she feels "really, really nervous."
Freda Chisambi works at the University of West London.
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As the cost of living rises, Marketplace listeners share what they're saving for

by Bennett Purser and Liz Sanchez Mar 18, 2019
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report confirming a rising cost of living in the United States as the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent. Although it was a small hike, it affected the prices of food,…
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Fed: U.S. household net worth drops to lowest level since financial crisis

by Andy Uhler Mar 8, 2019
The Federal Reserve reports the net worth of U.S. households dropped 3.4 percent in the fourth quarter of last year and is now at the lowest level since the financial crisis. A look at what that drop could mean for…
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Where will your paycheck go the furthest?

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 15, 2018
Indeed.com has crunched the numbers on salary and cost of living in 185 metro areas and come up with a list of cities where your salary will go the furthest. The list also indicates where economic and job opportunities will…
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Consumer price index released as inflationary pressures increase

by Scott Tong Aug 10, 2018
New inflation numbers were released Friday morning, and it’s a curious thing: the economy is going strong and consumers are spending, which tends to push prices up. And yet, we haven’t seen all that show up in the inflation numbers…

A major barrier to a college degree for low-income Californians: housing costs

by Vanessa Rancano Aug 9, 2018
Housing costs — more than tuition — are hurting California’s low-income college students.
Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. 
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