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ATM withdrawal fees are getting pricier

Oct 3, 2019
Charges are especially high for using out-of-network machines.
Overdraft fees are at an all-time high, according to Bankrate.
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A strong economy with low inflation? Inequality may be to blame.

Mar 12, 2019
New inflation numbers out today showed … very little of it. The consumer price index ticked up 0.2 percent in February. It was the first rise in four months. And year over year, the measure of how expensive it is to buy a fixed basket of goods is up just 1.5 percent. And that’s weird, […]
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Pew study finds widest income gap among Asians, in research on U.S. ethnic groups

Jul 13, 2018
U.S. Asians have a ton of income inequality. It's growing, says Pew

"Why can't I make ends meet? Why can't I make this math work?"

Jun 28, 2018
In her new book, Alissa Quart examines the lives of middle-class families struggling to get by.
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Why the protests in Iran are happening

Jan 2, 2018
Protests in Iran have left more than 20 people dead since they started last week. These are the country’s largest demonstrations since 2009, when millions protested the results of a presidential election. This current wave of protests was sparked by something different, however: economic inequality. Marketplace host Lizzie O’Leary spoke with Bahman Kalbasi of the […]

A Baltimore program tries to help unmarried couples with children build more stable relationships

Dec 12, 2017
There's a marriage divide in the US that's leaving many working-class and poor kids "doubly disadvantaged," a researcher says.
Tanisha Asamu (left) and Robert Johnson pick up their kids after a relationship class at Baltimore's Center for Urban Families.
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Survey finds low-income people pay more in monthly bank fees

Oct 23, 2017
It can pay to have a checking account. But a new survey out this morning from Bankrate shows low-income consumers end up paying more in monthly bank fees than other customers. The survey found that consumers with annual household incomes under $30,000 pay an average of $31 in monthly fees compared to $9 for people […]

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