BROKE: 10 Facts About The Financial Condition Of American Families That Will Blow Your Mind

BROKE: 10 Facts About The Financial Condition Of American Families That Will Blow Your Mind:


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The crumbling U.S. economy is putting an extraordinary amount of financial stress on American families.  For many Americans, "flat broke" has become a permanent condition.
Today, over half of all American families live paycheck to paycheck.  Unemployment is rampant and those that do actually have jobs are finding that their wages are rising much more slowly than prices are.
The financial condition of average American families continues to decline and this is showing up in all of the recent surveys.  For example, according to a new Gallup poll, "lack of money/low wages" is the number one financial concern for American families.
To make ends meet, many American families are going into even more debt and more American families than ever are turning to government assistance.  Right now, more Americans than at any other point since World War II are flat broke and have lost hope.  Until this changes, the frustration level in this country is going to continue to grow.

Only 58 percent of Americans have a job right now



Source: BLS



Only 56 percent of Americans are currently covered by employer-provided health insurance



Source: Census



The median yearly wage in the United States is $26,261



Source: Tax.com



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