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Nearly half of American households are financially insecure

Sep 18, 2014
New research indicates even many middle class families don't have enough saved for an emergency.

Americans face food insecurity despite economic growth

Sep 4, 2014
Food insecurity is down only slightly.

The cost of living... in the White House

Mar 2, 2012
The president lives in that big ol' D.C. mansion, where he's waited on hand and foot at the taxpayers' expense, right? Not exactly. Author Jodi Kantor says being president is plenty hard on the pocketbook.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at home in the White House. The finances of the First Family are tighter than you'd think, says New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor.
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