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75% of Americans don’t have a high-yield savings account — and they’re leaving free money on the table

About 75% of Americans surveyed don't have a high-yield savings account. Many think they have high minimum deposits, or don't know what they are.
Brent Sutherland.

3 reasons to invest in real estate, according to a financial planner who owns 10 rental properties

Brent Sutherland, CFP, says real estate can diversify your income, produce near-immediate results, and help you become financially independent sooner.

The 25 best places to live in the US if you’re a renter

SmartAsset released a report on the best places to live in the US for renters, based on seven metrics, from unemployment rate to average commute time.
New York is getting too expensive, even for the wealthy.

More rich millennials are abandoning New York than any other state — and they’re not the only ones fleeing the high cost of living

New York is the top state rich millennials are fleeing, a SmartAsset study of recent data found — New York City's cost of living is likely to blame.
Rich millennials like to live in states on the coast.

The top 18 states rich millennials are moving to

Rich millennials are moving to coastal states and avoiding states in the Northeast, according to a new SmartAsset report.
Midwest cities and capital cities are some of the best places to live in on the typical American salary — Des Moines, Iowa, is both.

The 25 US cities where a middle-class American salary goes furthest

Some of the best places to live in on the typical American salary of $55,000 are located in the Midwest or are capital cities.
Utah is one of the best places to live the American Dream.

The top 25 states to live out the American Dream, ranked

SmartAsset recently released a report on the best states to live for the middle class, defined as households with an income between $35,000 and $100,000. Keep reading to see the top 25 places to live the American Dream.
$1 million can last retirees 28 years or more in 22 US cities.

22 American cities where $1 million goes the furthest during retirement

It is getting harder to retire with only $1 million saved up. Ten years ago, $1 million had the same buying power of just under $1.2 million. SmartAsset calculated the average cost of living for retirees to see how many years $1 million would last in major cities.
In 15 California cities, at least 13% of households spend at least half of their income on housing.

34 US cities where people can barely afford homes

The cost to buy a home is more expensive than it's ever been. SmartAsset recently released a new report ranking the US cities with the most severely cost-burdened households. In 34 cities, at least 13% of households spend at half of their income on housing.
Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the most undervalued cities to buy a home.

The 31 most underrated American cities to live in

Smart homeowners should take out an affordable mortgage on an undervalued home. SmartAsset recently revealed the most undervalued cities to buy a home in the US — see where you'll get the most bang for your buck.