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Real People Money Diaries: Making Ends Meet as an Uber Driver

In this series, we explore how different people make ends meet in an age of increasing inequality and job instability, by looking at what they…

Why Do People Spend So Much on Rent? Their Answers Might Surprise You

If you pay rent or own a home, you’ve no doubt been advised that you shouldn’t spend more than 30 percent of your pretax income…

The Poor-Person Habits You Can’t Shake When You Become Not-So-Poor

There’s nothing quite like not having enough money to make ends meet — or as poor people like to say, “running out of money before…

Being a Newly Wealthy Man Isn’t All Champagne, Coke and Caviar

Stupid question: Wouldn’t it be great to be rich? You don’t need to be a jewel-encrusted fly on a raw stone wall in a waterfront…