Stories by Nan Mooney

Nan Mooney is the author of "(Not) Keeping Up with Our Parents" (Beacon, 2008). Read more about the book and her work at Nan Mooney.com. subscribe to Nan Mooney's feed

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?