The yearly Census Bureau report on incomes and poverty is out and it paints a sluggish picture of the economic lives of many Americans. According to WaPo’s Neil Irwin, the typical American family makes less than it did in 1989.

+ NPR: The stagnation of the middle class in one graph.

+ The New Yorker: Eleven things we’ve learned during the uneven economic recovery. (Spoiler alert: It’s better to be rich.)

+ The 4×6 index card that has all the financial advice you’ll ever need. (You can probably fit the advice on a smaller card if you can no longer afford a 4×6.)