Where Americans depend the most on federal spending.
Where creditors can legally take your car, your home, the last dollar in your bank account, and your kitchen appliances.
The happiest countries on Earth are rich and European; the most miserable are located in impoverished Sub-Saharan Africa.
The rich and educated are more likely to marry, to marry each other, and to produce rich and educated children.
From one metropolitan area to the next.
We may all have been a little too hard on Patrick McConlogue.
Check cashing services get a bad rap. But in reality, they offer services and intimacy few banks can match.
More on poverty and cognitive bandwidth.
Scientists have discovered that being poor actually impairs our cognitive abilities.
A study of one city finds nearly 30 percent of poor families don't have enough for their children.
Two years of consensus-building led to a celebration, not a protest.
The conclusion to a long-running study of "crack babies" in Philadelphia.
A vast new national study showing how income mobility dramatically varies by city.
Carol Ott spends her days publicly shaming bad property owners, despite hate mail and death threats.
We are becoming a nation of test preparation factories, and there's no evidence this strategy actually works.
A provocative argument on Bloomberg's legacy.
Why the federal poverty line really doesn't reflect a family's needs.
For starters, they have fewer prospects for moving anywhere else.
In every metropolitan area in the U.S.