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Economic Anxiety Rises for Middle Class

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Economic Anxiety Rises for Middle Class

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Economic Anxiety Rises for Middle Class

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New research on the middle class shows economic anxiety is rising. The economy as a whole may be doing well but personal finances are suffering. Seven out of 10 Americans report living paycheck to paycheck, meaning there never seems to be enough left over for savings. Shira Boss, author of Green With Envy: A Whole New Way to Look at Financial (Un)Happiness, speaks with Renee Montagne.

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