Lifestyle

The 15 best states for America’s middle class, ranked

A study released in November by SmartAsset, a financial technology company, found the states where America’s middle class is thriving the most. The study analysed home values, incomes, jobs, taxes, and homeownership. Of the top 15 states, seven are located in the Midwest. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The 15 best states for America’s middle class, ranked
Strategy

The best cities in each US state for middle-class families

For some middle-class families, every dollar counts – and it helps to live in a city where they will have the most leftover cash. A new study by Simple. Thrifty. Living. determined the best cities for the middle-class in each state. The study defines “middle class” as anyone who makes […]
The best cities in each US state for middle-class families
Lifestyle

Only 13% of millionaires think they’re rich

Only 13% of millionaires think they’re wealthy, according to a recent Ameriprise Financial report. It shows that class and wealth are two different things – and class in America isn’t just about money. A high cost of living in certain cities can also influence how wealthy someone feels. Visit Business […]
Only 13% of millionaires think they’re rich
Markets

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

Middle-class America isn’t faring that well, according to several results from an INSIDER and Morning Consult survey. Middle-class Americans are behind on homeownership and retirement savings, partly because they have debt to pay off. Even some of those making six figures identify as middle-class rather than affluent. These findings reflect […]
6 findings that show the dire state of America’s middle class
Strategy

The 15 states with the largest middle class

The size of the American middle class varies from state to state. 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. Here are the 15 states with the largest share of households falling in […]
The 15 states with the largest middle class
Strategy

The 15 states with the smallest middle class

The size of the American middle class varies from state to state. 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. Here are the 15 states with the smallest share of households falling in […]
The 15 states with the smallest middle class
Lifestyle

The middle class is disappearing in countries around the world, and it means millennials won’t have the same opportunities their parents did

Millennials are being “squeezed out of the middle class,” Richard Partington for The Guardian reported, citing the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The shrinking middle class among millennials worldwide means that millennials won’t have the same opportunities as their parents, according to Partington. This can be seen in […]
The middle class is disappearing in countries around the world, and it means millennials won’t have the same opportunities their parents did