We are always on the lookout for perspectives on the American Dream, examples of people and organizations furthering social and economic mobility. Below are a few publications that we found particularly engaging and thought-provoking in April 2022.

Personal Finance

On average, U.S. adults correctly answered only 50% of the questions in the annual  TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index (P-Fin Index) this year. The P-Fin Index measures overall financial literacy across the U.S. adult population. 

Shrinking Middle

According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, the share of adults who live in middle-class households fell from 61% in 1971 to 50% in 2021. A new article highlights seven facts on why this major American demographic group has changed since 1971.

Small Business, Big Impact 

A new Forbes article speaks of the importance of small businesses to fuel the economy. With businesses of 500 employees or fewer making up 99.9% of all U.S. businesses and 99.7% of firms with paid employees, according to the SBA, the article suggests that "not only are small businesses driving the U.S. economy, but they also keep the American dream alive."