Stories by Nan Mooney

Nan Mooney's latest book is (Not) Keeping Up with Our Parents: The Decline of the Professional Middle Class. For more information, visit subscribe to Nan Mooney's feed

Posted on: Jan 25, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Step up, parents; time for some uncomfortable but crucial conversations.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Work-life issues may be the breakout issues of the presidential campaign.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

'If I lost my daycare subsidy I would have to turn to food stamps, Medicaid, temporary assistance for needy families, Section 8 and every other social service out there.'

Posted on: Sep 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Surprising numbers of workers in their 20s and 30s have little faith in their retirement security. Here's why they should be more optimistic.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A second wave of very distressed families is going to be desperately in need of a social safety net that doesn't exist.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Thought you'd leave your roommates behind after your career got going? Think again. Social mobility ain't what it used to be.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Thinking about going back to school in a weak jobs market? Students face a plague of loan problems, less aid and higher tuition and fees.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The quest for a college degree is dumping millions of young people deep into a pit of debt from which many will never recover.

Posted on: May 19, 2008, Source: Beacon Press

Why does it take two incomes to support a middle-class lifestyle that used to require one?