Percent of Total Wealth Owned in the United States: Bottom 40% control -0.9% Meaning Close to Half the Country has a Negative Net Worth.
Wealth is an important measure of financial stability and success. Being able to have enough set aside for a rainy day can make the difference between weathering a minor storm to being in full upheaval because of an unexpected expense. Most Americans however live paycheck to paycheck. There is no emergency fund. It is troubling […]
Americans are going to have their wallets rocked in 2016: 7.5 year global business cycle trumps central bank money printing.
Americans are already in the process of having their wallets devoured by shadow inflation and a system that is gutting the middle class like a turkey being stuffed for the oven. We’ve been in recovery according to various money oracles since 2009 but all we got was a drop in the homeownership rate, stagnant incomes, […]
The neo-Gilded Age: 62 richest people in the world have the same wealth as half the world. An economy for the 1 per cent.
The Gilded Age was a period in American history where the few had so much while the majority toiled away in pauper like conditions. One of the reasons often cited for the Great Depression was massive wealth inequality. Well today wealth inequality is at levels that rival the pre-Depression era. And for those of you […]
100 American CEOs have more retirement wealth than 116 million Americans. The retirement divide grows larger each year.
Most Americans have no retirement strategy. In fact, the new model of retirement appears to be work until you die. It isn’t an uncommon model. In fact, this used to be the status quo for centuries on end. Some tend to believe that having a middle class is the natural order of things. That is […]
Millennials that are thriving in this economy are those with links to rich parents: The vast majority of other Millennials are mired in debt and unable to purchase homes.
Most young Americans are still living in an economy that feels like it is in a recession. Yet there are Millennials that are doing well and are thriving in this economy. How are they escaping mountains of student debt? How are they gaining access to down payments to purchase more expensive homes? The short answer […]
Wealth inequality is an extremely touchy subject. The main catalyst for “change” in the recent election had to do with most Americans being dissatisfied with the economy. But how can people be unhappy if the stock market is at a peak and housing values are going up? The reason for this is that most Americans […]
Unwealthy in America: New study finds that Top 1 percent hold 37 percent of nation’s wealth. A quarter of US families feel they are under economic stress caused by the Great Recession.
Wealth matters. Saving and investing are the cornerstone to having a long-term successful future. Yet for most Americans, the ability to gather and save wealth is slipping through their fingers like sand through an hourglass. A new study finds that the top one percent actually hold more wealth than we once thought. Why? First, there […]