The Savvy Grown-Up's Guide to Spring Break on a Budget

College students aren't the only ones heading south for spring break. Couples and families of all ages want to escape the winter blues too, preferably with a great deal. Here's how to beat the crowds and find the least expensive, most relaxing vacations available.

Children and Workers Among 40 Million U.S. Poor

Poverty is growing in the recession, with nearly 40 million Americans living at or below the official poverty level in 2008. That figure includes more than 14 million children and a growing class of "working poor."