Household debt up 4% in the first quarter

Jun 12, 2020
About 1 in 6 households reports having more debt now than before the COVID-19 crisis.
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People across most income groups are more anxious about the economy during COVID-19

May 5, 2020
But those earning under $25,000 are about as anxious now as they were before the pandemic.
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The amount of money people took home last year was the same as the year before

Sep 10, 2019
The median U.S. household income was $533 higher last year than in 2017, which economists say is statistically insignificant.
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Student loans make wealth gap worse for blacks

Sep 27, 2018
New study examines race and student debt.
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Fed finds financial crisis cost the average American $70,000

Aug 14, 2018
U.S. economic growth surged in the second quarter to 4.1 percent on an annualized basis. But that’s decidedly out of sync with the overall slow economic growth we’ve seen year after year since the Great Recession. A new report from economists at…
News tickers at the Nasdaq MarketSite show negative numbers October 9, 2008 in New York City. The Dow Jones industrials lost 678 points to close below 8,600 today as the financial crisis deepens.
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Men make more from their side hustles

Jun 26, 2018
A new survey from Bankrate.com finds nearly four in ten Americans have a side hustle. It’s a thing for millennials … and lots of other people too. Most do it to pad their income but nearly 40 percent take on extra…

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Full-time minimum-wage workers will have to sacrifice more of their earnings to make rent

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Jun 14, 2018
In order to afford a modest one-bedroom rental, an American would, on average, have to make $17.90 an hour. This is according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. There’s just one problem — $17.90 is far above the federal…

A pay increase for entry-level jobs

Jun 1, 2018
ADP reports entry-level wages for 16- to 24-year-olds rose 5.2 percent in the past year, about double the increase for workers' wages overall.
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World Bank report finds that poverty, lack of education follows generations

May 10, 2018
It’s the dream of many parents that their children will grow up to have more prosperous lives than they did. A new report from the World Bank finds that’s not happening in much of the developing world, where upward mobility…