Tag Archives: The Economy

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

Top-40 Auto Theft Metros 2018

There are two factors in addition to having a job most people pursue regarding where they live: affordability and quality of life.   Impacting both of those are crime.  Crime not only nudges our personal safety factor, but it costs us.  An estimated three-quarters of a million vehicles were stolen in 2018, or 229 thefts per …Read more

Lowest Paying Jobs Requiring College Degrees

College loans now total $1.5 trillion and are restricting many from homeownership, which still proves to be the largest store of wealth for the typical U.S. household.  Unfortunately, having a job requiring a college degree does not necessarily equate to high income or attainment of wealth. While most people work to attain a college degree …Read more

U.S. Employment Performance August 2019

The U.S. added 130,000 net new jobs in August 2019 on a seasonally adjusted basis (preliminary) averaging 172,800 new jobs monthly in the prior 12-months and 158,000 per month year-to-date.   The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent – hovering near a five-decade low. Total U.S. employment is shown in the graph. The unemployment rate …Read more

Best Paying Six-Figure Jobs in America

It is the time of year when most college students have made their way back to campus and high school students commence the fall semester.  It’s also the time when parents ask in mass what their children should study at college to assure a good future. If the answer is also the best paying jobs, …Read more