New Mexico this year became the first to outlaw school meal shaming. Several other states are weighing similar laws.
By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
Those making less than $19,000 a year pay almost 11 percent of their income in state and local taxes. Here's why that matters.
By Vanessa Williamson
A new Pew report finds many American families -- even those with some savings -- aren’t financially resilient. So what can you do to improve?…
By Kristen Doerer
Why are so many Americans still feeling so financially insecure? Economists Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider followed 235 low- and moderate-income households for a full year to understand why.
By Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider
By Brian Thiede, Lillie Greiman, Stephan Weiler, Steven Beda and Tessa Conroy for The Conversation
The data paint a rich and sometimes surprising picture of the U.S. today.
The monthly food supplies that were given out in February by an Athens Municipality-run centre are pictured in Athens, Greece.
By Kristin S. Seefeldt
A safety net is only useful if people can access its benefits.
By building upon a widely used, informal lending practice in the immigrant community, José A. Quiñonez is giving poor immigrants access to credit in the financial mainstream.
Why does it feels like incomes are stagnating even as the Census Bureau documents income growth of 5.2 percent?…
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