Tag Archives: Cost of Living

U.S. Homeownership Rate by State

Not only is homeownership the key component of the American Dream, the home is the largest store of wealth for the majority of American families.  Good news is that homeownership is increasing in the U.S. once again.  After the U.S. homeownership rate peaked at 69.2 percent in 2004 (driven by the unthrottled availability of subprime …Read more

How The Average American Household Spent Their Money — 2018

Do you ever question where all the money you earned went?  That thought likely applies to most of us.   A great friend often says, “Life happens.”   And I typically add, “And it costs more than you thought it would.” Fortunately the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks typical household incomes and expenditures.   HowMuch.Net added details …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best Cities to Work in Tech 2018

Technology continues to be a market-leading growth industry, attracting the best of the best workers given potential financial rewards.  Some of the major technology hubs, however, rank among the most expensive places to live.  Those cities costs often overwhelm even the higher tech incomes.   While San Francisco and San Jose were the original tech meccas …Read more

Another Top-10 List (a Metric Baker’s Dozen) — Cites With High Salaries and a Low Cost of Living 2018

For workers, (not considering subjective factors such as weather) factors such as health services and related amenities impact overall livability.   The best places to call home from a financial perspective are likely those that have a low cost of living and higher salaries.   These may indeed be or become the magnets to where Millennials are …Read more