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Almost half of American households are unable to save for emergencies

Jul 25, 2017
And many don't have enough to cover basic needs for three months.
A mother and her child at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger food bank in New York City. 
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Post-war economic prosperity increased America’s interest in Christmas decor

Dec 2, 2016
Sarah Archer explores economic prosperity in post-war America in her book, "Midcentury Christmas."
A New Year's card issued in the USSR between the 1960s and 1970s.
Courtesy Sarah Archer

Shopping for good financial fortune

Jan 27, 2012
USC professor and East Asian cultural expert Gene Cooper takes us on a money tour of L.A.'s Chinatown, explaining all the trinkets and symbols that foster prosperity.
Lunar New Year cards and red lai see envelopes on display in a store in Los Angeles' Chinatown