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A Look at The Average American Income, Earnings and Poverty by Household, Gender and Race

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The US Census bureau collects and publishes the most timely and accurate income data on an annual basis, which make for interesting reading from a personal finance perspective. Income is primarily earnings from a job, but includes Social Security payments, pensions, child support, public assistance, annuities, money derived from rental properties, interest and dividends. During […]

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America’s Income and Wealth Inequality – Driving Obama’s Political and Economic Ideology

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Another great graphic from the Economist looking at income distribution across the world’s 30 OECD nations. America has by far the widest income distribution. The average American income is around $33,000 with the top 10% (or decile) of earners having an average $87,257 of disposable income, while those in the bottom decile have $5,819, among […]

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