Wealth

So Long to America's Middle Class

What income defines the middle class? Is it a status to aspire to, or should we pity the middle class? And is middle class the new poor?

Net Worth of U.S. Households Sets Record

A surging stock market and rebounding home prices boosted Americans' wealth to a record in the final three months of last year, though both trends have slowed so far in 2014.

We Test Out the $175,000 'Royal Bed'

Savoir Beds, a British luxury mattress maker, just introduced a $175,000 bed. How much do you actually need to spend on a good night's sleep?

Money Never Stops Buying Happiness

New research out of the Brookings Institution claims there is no ceiling above which additional wealth stops contributing to people's sense of well-being.