34% of all Americans financially support the rest of the country – 112 million private sector workers support 211 million people.
The latest employment report was lackluster. The math on the employment numbers has concealed a deeper problem in the economy. Many Americans are struggling and the middle class continues to lose ground. The most startling figure coming out was that 562,000 people dropped out of the labor force. While there is a bit more information […]
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 […]
Unsocial Insecurity: Social Security Fund loses money for the first time since 1983. The new retirement model will have you working until you fall over from a heart attack.
Social Security was never designed as a long-term pension. It was implemented in 1935 during the Great Depression to assist families from falling into absolute poverty. The large work force dominated by men usually meant that many would die and leave a large family behind with no financial resources. Social Security was there to protect […]
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 […]
Americans are about to get poorer in 2016 as the wealth effect reverses: 63 percent of Americans have no emergency savings.
The year is off to a tumultuous start. Markets around the globe are quickly realizing that hot money is going to hit a wall at some point. Many Americans are coming to the stark realization that the recession that ended in 2009 never really ended for the middle class. In fact, it might have been […]
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 […]