standard of living

What's a Fair Relationship Between Salary and Rent?

A recent study suggests that many workers can't afford a decent place to live. But is truth that we need to change our concept of a good standard of living?

Who Cheated Us Out of Our Amazing Future?

In the 1950s, people said automation would create a future where we'd only have to work 20 hours a week to support ourselves. What happened?

How We Are Our Own Saboteurs

The three biggest life decisions we make may be sabotaging our ultimate financial goal. Those three big choices include where to live or settle down, who to marry, and what prof

5 International Cities to Boost Your Standard of Living for Less

Where can wannabe U.S. expats improve their quality of life for less? Here are five cities that you may have never considered before.

Should your standard of living rise?

Studies show that a high standard of living doesn't make people happier. People who live in mansions and penthouses aren't any happier than people who live in suburban houses, sma

A decent standard of living

A certain level of comfort above the minimum for survival has always been considered necessary for a "decent" standard of living. Just how much is a social construction.