Tag Archives: Cost of Living

Another Top-10 List — Which States Cost the Most (and Least) for a Single Renter Retiree to Live, Social Security Benefits & Average Income Shortfall

A demographic that is growing despite the global Coronavirus pandemic is the number of retirees in the U.S.   Aging takes place regardless – and the Coronavirus pandemic, combined with the 30+ million people that lost their jobs since February are fueling growth in the number of retirees. Motley Fool analyzed a study from ScholarWorks at …Read more

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