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Articles About Great Recession
May 02, 2016
The Nasty Secret About America’s Job Market
Headlines make it seem like the job market is back in full swing. But a lower unemployment rate doesn't tell the whole story.
April 25, 2016
Top 10 States Where Americans Are Broke
One common theme has plagued the so-called economic recovery: the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
March 07, 2016
How Much Do You Trust Big Banks?
It's popular to blame big banks for the problems within America's financial system, but does that blame turn into lack of trust with our money?
March 07, 2016
Credit Cards: The New Lifeline for the Middle Class?
Only 52% of Americans have more savings than they do credit card debt -- a number that hasn't changed in five years.
January 14, 2016
Why Researchers Say Recessions Are Not as Bad as We Think
This past recession was pretty terrible. But they're usually not so bad. In fact, scientists say there are actually some benefits.
October 19, 2015
Top 10 Cities That Never Recovered From the Great Recession
Despite the recession technically ending more than six years ago, the recovery process is ongoing and clearly uneven across the nation.
October 15, 2015
Considering Student Loans? Here Are 3 Things You Should Know
At more than $1.2 trillion, student loan debt is now the second largest of outstanding household debt after mortgage debt.
September 19, 2015
10 Worst States in America for Young Adults
The Great Recession struck at precisely the wrong time for young adults trying to secure their economic futures.
June 10, 2015
5 Reasons Americans Are Still Concerned About the Economy
Just 26% of respondents expressed approval of the country’s trajectory, according to Gallup, based on data from an early May poll.
June 07, 2015
How Wall Street Corruption Got Worse After the Recession
Illegal and unethical practices are still rampant in the financial services industry, and firms are using scare tactics to silence potential whistleblowers.
May 14, 2015
Obama’s 4th Quarter: A Lame Duck or President Reborn?
What victories has Obama won?
May 03, 2015
How the Economy Can Hurt Your Mental Health
The Great Recession of 2008 led to a significant increase in major depression, researchers at Loyola University in Chicago have found.
April 24, 2015
Here’s Why U.S. Income Inequality Won’t Be an Easy Fix
Despite the massive changes the United States has experienced in the last century, the elastic band of income equalization has begun to snap back.
April 14, 2015
Why Is Everyone So Worried About Millennials?
What does all the discussion about millennials tell us about the future of the United States?
April 06, 2015
For Better or Worse: Obama Has Changed During His Presidency
Barack Obama is now a “wartime” president, or so headlines proclaimed after his announcement that the United States would significantly escalate airstrikes.
March 24, 2015
These 4 Miscalculations Will Define Obama’s Presidency
President Barack Obama has a tendency to claim no knowledge of impending problems or that he underestimated their severity, at least according to his critics.
March 12, 2015
3 Powerful Ways to Cut Your Lifetime Debt Payments
When it comes to the price of debt, Americans typically spend a lifetime exchanging labor for interest payments.
February 06, 2015
Obama Says the U.S. Economic ‘Resurgence Is Real,’ But Is He Right?
Obama has claimed "America’s Resurgence is real."
January 20, 2015
3 Hard Retirement Truths Facing Baby Boomers
America’s retirement landscape is constantly changing as workers adapt to a new financial environment.
January 05, 2015
3 Reasons U.S. Government Costs Will Grow in 2015
Annual budget deficits are making up a smaller and smaller share of the country’s economic output, but federal spending will likely jump in 2015.
December 27, 2014
Here’s How Obamacare Is (and Isn’t) Lowering Health Care Spending
Since 2009, swollen American health care spending has been equal to a 17.4% share of the country’s gross domestic product, or a total of $2.9 trillion.
December 13, 2014
The Wealth Gap Between Races Is Getting Wider
As the world recovers from the Great Recession, it’s clear that not everyone is bouncing back at the same rate. We’ve previously covered how women are fairing better than men, but minorities, on the other hand, are hurting more than white Americans.
November 26, 2014
Cash Strapped and Out of Work: Why Fewer Americans Own a Home
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that American home ownership is at its lowest rate since 1995; what's really behind the decline?
November 11, 2014
Generation X: Are You Worse Off Than Your Parents?
Despite receiving higher paychecks, Generation Xers are not building wealth like their parents.
November 10, 2014
Is Your Retirement Piggy Bank Getting Fatter?
A diet of record returns and contributions is serving a wealth effect to retirement portfolios.
November 07, 2014
3 Strategies Average Investors Should Avoid
While investment tips are a dime a dozen these days, implementing a negligent strategy can cost you years of underperformance.
November 06, 2014
Are Americans Too Broke to Own Bank Accounts?
If you want to know how broke some Americans are these days, just look at their bank accounts, or lack thereof.
November 05, 2014
5 of the Worst U.S. Government Failures
Government-orchestrated failures have increased throughout the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
October 18, 2014
Here’s Why Washington Still Needs to Worry About the Economy
The story painted by GDP data is a general one, and says little about who benefits from this greater economic prosperity.
October 18, 2014
5 Ways to Tell How Bad the Job Market Really Is
Labor market data can be opaque, so we have to use many different measures if we want to get a good picture of what's actually going on.