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America's middle class is struggling.

The typical US worker can no longer afford a family on a year’s salary, showing the dire state of America’s middle class

The average American now needs to work 53 weeks to afford the $54,441 living costs of a family of four. There are 52 weeks in a year.
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The 15 best states for America’s middle class, ranked

A study by SmartAsset analyzed home values, incomes, jobs, taxes, and homeownership in each state to find where the middle class is thriving.

We figured out when millionaires will be considered middle class in the United States

Using recent wealth trends, we estimated when the typical American middle-class family could be worth $1 million. 2063, here we come.
Surprisingly few millionaires think they're rich.

Only 13% of millionaires think they’re rich

Most millionaires don't think they're wealthy. Increased living costs and a shrinking middle class are influencing how people view wealth and class.
America's middle class is shrinking.

6 findings that show the dire state of America’s middle class

Middle-class Americans aren't faring that well — they're behind on homeownership and retirement savings, partly because they're in debt.

The 15 states with the largest middle class

The middle class faces some major financial challenges when compared to their wealthier peers.
Wealth is all relative, especially when it comes to class.

Nearly half of Americans earning $100,000 or more think they’re middle class — and it shows that class in America isn’t just about m...

While class and wealth are relative, a shrinking middle class, increased living costs, and debt contribute to their differences.

The 15 states with the smallest middle class

Using data from the US Census Bureau, we found how many households fall between 2/3 and 200% of the median household income in each state.
Soon, you could have the Taco Bell value menu delivered to your doorstep

The death of the American middle class and rising costs have forced fast-food chains like McDonald’s and Taco Bell to try new strategies in thei...

The American economy is thriving, but many are still struggling to make ends meet. As a result, chains like Taco Bell and KFC are emphasizing value.
The rich are more prepared for retirement than the middle class.

America’s middle class is set apart from the rich by 2 distinct measures of wealth

Middle-class America is shrinking. According to an INSIDER survey, its members have more debt and aren't as well-prepared for retirement as the rich.