Dow Jones Hits All-Time High, Financial Diaries

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Hard work and steady saving are meant to be tickets to success in America, but many families are finding that isn’t enough. We hear about a project that brings together the financial diaries of over two hundred low and middle-income families as they navigate one year of life. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high this week, something President Trump hailed as a victory. We talk about the new record and how the stock market affects the majority of Americans.

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Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Akane Otani Guest
  • Jonathan Morduch Guest

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