Utah's approach to breaking the cycle of child poverty: helping parents

by Renata Sago Jul 31, 2018
Utah is leading states in efforts to reduce childhood poverty, one study found. One approach it's taken? Creating programs that tackle intergenerational poverty in families.
Stephanie Snowball is raising her 3-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son with help from her grandmother.
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Anxiety Index®

No inheritance? No problem

by Kimberly Adams Mar 18, 2016
Only 25 percent expect to receive an inheritance, but 51 percent think they will leave one.
Young people have high expectations about receiving an inheritance, according to our new economic anxiety poll.
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If you look hard, housing data offers good news

by Scott Tong Jul 17, 2015
Numbers suggest recovery is gaining steam; banks may hold key to the next level.

You're mortal, so write your will

by Tim Fitzsimons Apr 22, 2015
A survey says more than half of American parents lack a will or a living trust.

Ringing in the new year with a pay raise

by Amy Scott Jan 1, 2015
More than 20 states raise their minimum wages, so millions of workers get a bump in pay this year.

Marriage and the class divide

by Adam Allington Nov 24, 2014
Could stronger marriages narrow the class divide?

Foster families get the Disney treatment

by Andrea Bernstein May 31, 2013
ABC Family launches "The Fosters," a drama about a family with two moms, one biological son, two adopted foster kids, and a newcomer.

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Shelf Life

Preserving fertility for the low price of $50,000

by Lizzie O'Leary May 23, 2013
For one woman, $50,000 on a new technology to freeze her eggs was worth the expense.

"American Winter": Documenting the downturn

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 15, 2013
A new HBO documentary, “American Winter,” explores how families have suffered in the weakened economy.
Money Matters

The costs of raising a child

by Adriene Hill Aug 22, 2012
Breaking down the numbers of raising a family. The Department of Agriculture estimates middle-income families will spend about a quarter of a million dollars raising one child.

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