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Articles About middle class
May 16, 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.
May 02, 2016
8 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.
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 28, 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.
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 21, 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.
February 20, 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.
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 15, 2016
10 Worst States in America for Fair Tax Systems
Life is not always fair, especially when it comes to taxes.
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.
May 18, 2015
Why The Hell is CEO Pay Still This High?
Numbers from 2014 show that skyrocketing CEO pay didn't slow down one bit, despite all the attention being paid to income inequality.
May 15, 2015
5 Reasons Clinton May Succeed in 2016 After She Failed in 2008
Sure, there's not Barack Obama, or a Barack Obama equivalent, this time around. But there's more.
May 15, 2015
Who Are the Middle Class, and Are They Disappearing?
What is the difference between middle class and middle income? Why do politicians focus so heavily on this demographic, and how has the category changed over time?
May 15, 2015
How Bad Financial Advice Costs the Middle Class $17 Billion Each Year
Investors who receive conflicted advice can expect annual returns about 1% lower than they would otherwise.
May 14, 2015
The ‘Old Middle Class’ May Be Making a Comeback
As inequality reaches unsustainable levels and the middle class continues to struggle, it's time that Big Labor made a comeback.