cost of living


Women's Pay Slips Back … But Not for All Jobs

9:00 am, March 10, 2013

The gender gap actually widened by more than a percentage point last year, leaving women earning even less than men.


To Gauge Payroll Tax Hike Impact, Look at Your Breakfast

11:36 am, February 12, 2013

We're shopping more, but only for the groceries that let us avoid going out to eat, an analyst says.


The Poorest Counties in America

7:00 am, December 12, 2011

Poverty rates have been on the rise nationwide, but it’s nothing compared to the poverty rates in certain counties where as much as half of the population lives ...


How to Gentrify a Neighborhood

8:59 am, September 22, 2011

When looking for evidence of gentrification, here's what investors could look for (and encourage).


Fewer Americans Are Moving for Jobs

5:21 pm, May 23, 2011

Despite unemployment hurdles, new housing data from the Census Bureau reveals Americans are staying put and are less likely to relocate for a job.


Wholesale Prices Rise Due to Higher Gas Costs

9:21 am, April 14, 2011

More expensive gas, cars and furniture pushed wholesale prices higher last month. Here's a quick look.


5 Tips to Lower Your Rent

3:30 pm, December 17, 2010

Foreclosures have made rentals more popular than ever, but that doesn’t mean you can’t negotiate a better deal.


How Creatives Are Surviving the Downturn

7:00 am, November 16, 2010

The recession has hurt many, but the creative class has fared even worse. Here we look at how the creative class is getting by.


Want a Raise? Act Now

2:30 pm, November 11, 2010

Now’s the time to ask for that raise, as hiring managers worry about losing workers when the economy improves.


Good Times for College-Town Landlords

10:00 am, August 16, 2010

Real estate is down and enrollment up. It's a great time to buy and rent out property in a college town.

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