Urban areas have begun to outpace the growth of suburbs. Could that be good for America’s social ecology?
Oh, a loft … who doesn’t want to live in a large empty space that can be customized to fit your needs? Loft properties can be especially appealing to empty nesters, whose aging knees may dictate a preference for …
For well over half a century, the American dream has typically centered on life in the suburbs. A move to the idyllic suburbs—picket fences, sidewalks, cul-de-sacs, the whole deal—has traditionally signified success, a move …
A still-struggling, still-uncertain economy has increased the chances that you can’t help dreaming about the recession, your workspace is shrinking, your roommate could be a millionaire (on paper anyway), and you’re so sick of neighborhood potholes you’re considering filling them in yourself.
Numbers reveal rises in evictions and “economically insecure” Americans, the disturbingly small percentage of consumers who are actually able to understand their credit card agreements, and how the poor subsidize the credit card reward programs enjoyed by the rich. Come to think of it, those last two might be somehow related.
When you add transportation costs in—gas, insurance, upkeep, commuting—your overall expenses can be considerably higher if you live far away from a city, even if you bought a home at what seemed to be a bargain price compared to prime locations.