Yes, when calculating net worth you need to include the value of equity in a primary home. A proper net worth accounting adds up all assets and subtracts all debts. Primary homes are assets, and debt secured by primary homes is debt. Primary Homes in Net Worth: Confusingly Controversial Although including primary home equity in […]
Calculates a net worth’s percentile as compared to the United States household wealth distribution.
In this post, we’ll look at the United States Net Worth Brackets for 2017. This data is for the Federal Reserve’s estimate of 126.0 million households in 2016. We also include wealth brackets for selected percentiles, and a section zooming into the net worth of the one percent for the most recent 2017 Federal Reserve […]
Continuing our little series on American Net Worth secrets revealed by the Federal Reserve’s 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances, I figured we’d zoom into a little segment of the population where more than a few politicians have made their careers: retirees. Okay, that’s a big segment. Regardless, let’s look at the Net Worths of households […]
One of the silliest illusions which has mesmerized the American people is the conflation of income and wealth. They are two topics that are, of course, intertwined (and correlated) – but not necessarily good proxies for each other.
Right here on the pages of DQYDJ you’ve seen us discuss what your level of attractiveness means for your salary, and whether benefits for the homely made sense. Let’s go a step further – since we know that salaries are affected by your weight, what does your belt size say about your net worth?
I don’t know who said it originally… but I always hated that quote. In my mind, if you win every game with a strong offense, what difference does defense make? If your defense is good enough for your offense to prevail, well, then you’ll prevail.
On that note, I have more than half a million dollars in debt and I only pay the minimum payments.