Income distribution – To make it in the top .1 percent you have to make $750,000 individually or $3,000,000 as a married couple.
There is deep psychological fascination with wealth in the United States. This goes back to the days of the Vanderbilt family and our modern day tycoons. It also brings to light how wide the income divergence in our country has become and with economic challenges being faced by many this disparity only gets more heightened. [...]
Controlling the wealth of America – top 1 percent control 83 percent of U.S. stocks. As a share of personal income mortgage debt ate up 19 percent in 1949. In 2003 it went up to 85 percent. 80 percent of Americans 65 years and older depend on Social Security for half of their income.
Mayer Rothschild was quoted as saying “give me the power of the money and it will not matter any more who is commanding.” Today Wall Street is in full command of our government. The impact of massive lobbying has guaranteed that many of our politicians are bought off and are serving as serfs to their [...]
401k retirement account an antiquated investment vehicle? As economy stalls companies stop matching 401k contributions.
Many Americans are questioning the idea of a 401k. As many baby boomer near retirement, their 401k is largely seen as their primary retirement account yet with current stock market fluctuations, many are wondering if staying with a 401k is smart. Many Americans have already seen the gyrations with housing values and don’t want this [...]