Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar. Today: a cheesemonger who makes $15.50/hour and spends some of her money this week on […]

Faith Lewis grew up in Agoura Hills and is currently about to enter Yale Law School, where she will focus on environmental law and environmental justice. What was it like growing up in Agoura Hills? I was actually born in New York, and then we moved to California. My experience […]

Text size ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images The last time the federal minimum wage was increased, “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas was the No. 1 song on the radio, and I was a recent college graduate frantically searching for work during the peak of the Great Recession. That was […]