My Money Story: The economics of life in a wheelchair

Feb 13, 2015
An accident that changed Jay Cramer's mobility also changed his finances.

Your Wallet: What does the American Dream mean to you?

During our series with the BBC, Six Routes to Riches, we’ve been talking about mobility all over the world, and here in the United States. So what does the American Dream mean to you? Do you feel like you are upwardly mobile? Share your stories on the web, by visiting us on Marketplace’s Facebook page, […]

Fewer Americans are moving. Why?

Oct 10, 2014
Where do you live? Why do you live there?

Strutting in style at the Grammys doesn't come cheap

Jan 24, 2014
The dress, the hair, the limo -- even if you're not a star (yet), it's part of the cost of breaking into the music business.
Model/Singer/Actress Colette Falla. Styling by Catherine Joubert
Courtesy of Colette Falla

Changing neighborhoods can change your life

Feb 13, 2013
Helping poor families relocate to safer neighborhoods with better schools shown to improve mobility for children.

An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm black?'

Jan 18, 2013
Singer Syl Johnson beat the odds he sang about, but barriers still restrain black economic mobility

A car can transport people out of poverty

Oct 5, 2012
When you're poor, car trouble can spiral out of control -- but for those without access to public transportation, a car is essential.

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Can the free market provide opportunity for all?

Jul 30, 2012
Arthur Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, argues that raising taxes won't help the poor and that the free market is the way to bring people out of poverty.

Economic mobility tracked state by state

May 10, 2012
Moving up is more likely in some states; education levels may make a difference.