Nicole Leffel

520 days ago

In the 1950s and ’60s, American economic growth democratized prosperity. In the 2010s, we have managed to democratize financial insecurity.

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

theatlantic.com

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them. Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.