Who Is Winning the Spoils of Economic Recovery? The Rich, and Robots
Who Is Winning the Spoils of Economic Recovery? The Rich, and Robots

on February 13, 2015

Here’s why, despite economic recovery, so many of us are still feeling the malaise of the Great Recession.

Tips for Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart About Money
Tips for Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart About Money

on February 6, 2015

A conversation with Ron Lieber, author of the newly released book on kids and money, “The Opposite of Spoiled.”

Lessons From the Layoff: Plan for Disaster, and Be Humble Enough to Ask for Help
Lessons From the Layoff: Plan for Disaster, and Be Humble Enough to Ask for Help

on January 30, 2015

This family went through some very tough times. But the lessons they learned will last a lifetime.

6 Ways Uber Is a Danger to Itself, Its Customers and Mass Transit
6 Ways Uber Is a Danger to Itself, Its Customers and Mass Transit

on January 23, 2015

A hard-headed economic analysis of the ride-for-hire company suggests that it is an example of hazardous free-for-all market principles rather than free market efficiency.

The Restless Project: Why Your Smartphone Might Raise Your Blood Pressure and Increase Your Anxiety
The Restless Project: Why Your Smartphone Might Raise Your Blood Pressure and Increase Your Anxiety

on January 16, 2015

Take the iPhone away and heart rates rise. Get the phone back and heart rates fall.

Stop Working More Than 50 Hours a Week! It’s a Waste of (Everyone’s) Time
Stop Working More Than 50 Hours a Week! It’s a Waste of (Everyone’s) Time

on January 9, 2015

A Stanford economist has found the point at which we should stop working and go home.

Most Career Paths Stink Now. So How Do You Steer Your Kids?
Most Career Paths Stink Now. So How Do You Steer Your Kids?

on January 2, 2015

The professions that used to provide a good living are no longer so lucrative. So what will your child do when she or he grows up? Will your hopes for your child be dashed?

Poor Self-Control in Kids Linked to Low Credit Scores, Heart Disease Later in Life
Poor Self-Control in Kids Linked to Low Credit Scores, Heart Disease Later in Life

on December 26, 2014

Researchers looked for signs that credit behavior and health are linked and found a connection in the study subjects that could be detected by age 10. Here’s what you can take away from that.

What Is Middle Class, Anyway?
What Is Middle Class, Anyway?

on December 23, 2014

Here’s why many middle-income families feel that they’re falling behind.

Here’s Why We Have a Lawless Gotcha Capitalism Economy
Here’s Why We Have a Lawless Gotcha Capitalism Economy

on December 19, 2014

It all comes down to four words: No material financial impact. Let me explain.

The Restless Project: An Employer Can Force You to Stay at Work Without Pay
The Restless Project: An Employer Can Force You to Stay at Work Without Pay

on December 12, 2014

A new, unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision could have harmful consequences for American workers.

The Restless Project: Sane Places to Live in America — Starting With Rural Wisconsin
The Restless Project: Sane Places to Live in America — Starting With Rural Wisconsin

on December 5, 2014

Rural Wisconsin is one of those places in the U.S. that has jobs, affordable housing and better-than-average schools. Here are one resident’s thoughts.

One Income, Zero Hope — Not With 2 Kids and a (Big) Student Loan
One Income, Zero Hope — Not With 2 Kids and a (Big) Student Loan

on November 28, 2014

The Restless Project: Now that she’s lost her $72,000-a-year job, there’s more money going out than coming in.

The 20 Most Affordable Places With Jobs and Good Schools
The 20 Most Affordable Places With Jobs and Good Schools

on November 21, 2014

The Restless Project: Fortunately there are some cities where housing is affordable, unemployment is low and the public schools perform well.

The Restless Project: Were Your Student Loans Worth It?
The Restless Project: Were Your Student Loans Worth It?

on November 14, 2014

Do you regret going to college? Was your college experience worth it? What would you do differently? Share your thoughts.

‘No-Spend November’ Can Help You Find Leaks in Your Budget
‘No-Spend November’ Can Help You Find Leaks in Your Budget

on November 7, 2014

Nicole DiVito took a November no-spending challenge. How did she do?

Budget from 1987 Tells the Tale: Americans Are Severely Underpaid
Budget from 1987 Tells the Tale: Americans Are Severely Underpaid

on October 31, 2014

U.S. median income, adjusted for inflation, hasn’t changed much since 1968. But those dollars went a lot further back then. Don’t believe it? Consider what you paid for rent and other essentials.

The Restless Project: $60K Income Doesn’t Cut It for My Family
The Restless Project: $60K Income Doesn’t Cut It for My Family

on October 24, 2014

He lives in a city where the average family brings in $44,000, and he’s making $60,000. So why is he barely scraping by?

The Restless Project: She Has a Good Job, but Will She Have to Leave New Orleans?
The Restless Project: She Has a Good Job, but Will She Have to Leave New Orleans?

on October 17, 2014

She has a great job in NOLA, but work is slowing down and the future is uncertain.

The Restless Project: Everything Is Fine, if There’s Overtime
The Restless Project: Everything Is Fine, if There’s Overtime

on October 10, 2014

The Restless Project: This family of four sometimes struggles to get by on just the husband’s income. Overtime makes a huge difference in their lives.

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