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Articles About middle class
December 04, 2016
Here’s One Reason So Many Middle Class Workers Are Being Left Behind
It's no secret that millions of members of the middle class have been left behind in the new economy. One reason why? The digital divide.
December 01, 2016
Walmart Layoffs: Troubling Signs For White Collar Workers
Walmart recently announced layoffs for some 7,000 white collar workers. Is it a sign economic troubles are starting to seep into the professional class?
November 28, 2016
6 Monthly Bills Americans Just Can’t Afford Anymore
Whether it's rent, groceries, or health insurance, many middle class Americans are struggling to make ends meet and pay their bills on time.
November 22, 2016
5 States Where the Middle Class Is Being Destroyed
The middle class is seeing declining membership all across the country, but none more so than in these 5 states.
November 13, 2016
10 Middle Class Jobs That Will Be Gone Soon
Unemployment may have returned to pre-recession levels, but many of the middle class jobs many Americans used to rely on to get by are nowhere to be found.
November 11, 2016
10 Worst States in America for Fair Tax Systems
Life is not always fair, especially when it comes to taxes.
November 03, 2016
Is Life Getting Better (or Worse) for the Middle Class?
New insight from Pew Research shows the American middle class is not only continuing to shrink, but is falling further behind than anyone thought.
November 01, 2016
10 Things the Middle Class Can’t Afford Anymore
The middle class are not rich, they're not poor, but they are somewhere in between. You'd think the middle class would be able to afford these basics.
October 02, 2016
What’s Wrong With Being Middle Class Anymore?
The middle class is a tarnished label, most often described as shrinking, disappearing, or dying. Are you falling behind?
September 11, 2016
The Middle Class, Gutted: 10 Cities Where it is Being Destroyed
The rumors are true: The American middle class is shrinking. A new report shows where the job losses and economic slippage are most severe.
July 04, 2016
1 in 5 Americans Could Die in Debt. Will You?
From seven-year car loans to McMansion mortgages. There seems to be no limit on how much debt some of us will take to the grave.
April 17, 2016
5 Biggest Tax Breaks Extended for the Middle Class
Contrary to prior years, several tax breaks will provide more than temporary relief to individuals and the middle class.
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.
March 06, 2016
How America’s Middle Class Dug Its Own Grave
As hard as it may be to accept, many of the economic woes Americans are experiencing can be traced back to their own actions -- or inaction.
February 26, 2016
10 Cities Where the Middle Class Can’t Afford Rent Anymore
Roughly half of renter households earning between $30,000 and $45,000 a year spend more than 30% of their income on rent, and 10% spend more than half.
February 17, 2016
5 Ways to Spend Your Gas Tax Savings
Cheaper gas will save the typical American household $360 compared to 2015
February 07, 2016
Why Only Rich People Can Afford Super Bowl 50 Tickets
It's an everyman's game, but the cost of going to the Super Bowl makes it an exclusive event.
January 25, 2016
3 Reasons Why the Middle Class Can’t Afford NFL Games Anymore
These days, middle-class Americans are stripping their budgets of costly discretionary items like NFL tickets.
January 14, 2016
5 Times Customers Got Payback on Big Banks
Banks have become some of the most hated institutions in the business world. Here are five customers who fought back against them in creative ways.
December 26, 2015
Why 1/2 of Americans Can Be Considered as ‘High Income’
The American middle class, once considered the poster boy for ambition, is feeling worn and tattered.
December 18, 2015
3 Easy Ways to Save Money on High Food Prices
No matter how low inflation may appear in headlines, it’s never enough to make you feel better about your own grocery bill.
December 09, 2015
How Much Money Does the Middle Class Really Need to Get By?
There's the minimum wage and the 1%; but how do you know when you've made it into the happy medium? How much do you need to sustain a comfortable living?
October 04, 2015
American Households Are Smaller and Lonelier Than Ever Before
New data show that Americans are more likely than ever to live alone -- with the exception of the elderly.
August 04, 2015
8 Most Expensive States to Buy Food For Your Family
Food prices keep going up every year, with no relief in sight. Here are the eight states that have the highest food costs.
August 01, 2015
Why This Financial Firm Works For the Middle Class
The middle class often can't afford the fees that come along with investing. But a new startup firm has a payment structure that lets you 'pay what's fair.'
June 06, 2015
America’s Middle Class Really Is Further Behind Than Ever
The wealth gap is showing no signs of slowing its growth, and it's reached a point that hasn't been seen in recorded history.
June 03, 2015
Should Politicians Be Responsible for Setting the Minimum Wage?
Minimum wage in the United States is a serious topic of debate -- and a highly political one.
May 27, 2015
This Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Is Hurting America’s Working Class
The payday lending industry makes billions of dollars each year by offering short-term, high-interest loans to the poorest Americans, and it needs to stop.
May 18, 2015
Want to Know the Best Way to Snag Your Dream Job?
We're all after that dream job — but how do people actually attain it? Here's the secret.
May 18, 2015
5 Ways We Can Help Struggling American Families
Working families have it tougher than ever, and a recent survey shows just how far behind America is in taking care of them. Here's 5 ways we can help.