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Posts Tagged ‘poverty line

Another 81 million Americans one step from poverty

February 5, 2012

What does it mean to be poor? If it means living at or below the poverty line, then 15 percent of Americans — some 46 million people — qualify. But if it means living with hardly any savings — so that one piece of bad luck, one major financial blow, could land you in serious, […]

10 sad facts on the financial condition of American families

July 26, 2011

The financial condition of average American families continues to decline. #1 Only 58 percent of Americans have a job right now. #2 Only 56 percent of Americans are currently covered by employer-provided health insurance. #3 The median yearly wage in the United States is $26,261. #4 The average American household is carrying $75,600 in debt. […]