70% Of Americans Have Less Than $1000 In Savings!
Less than 70% Of Americans Have Less Than $1000 In Savings data shows!
The U.S. is often referred to as the land of economic opportunity... Apparently, it's also the land of consumption and "spend everything you've earn."
People have forgotten the investors mentality and now have a consumer mentality!
But why is it that 7/10 of Americans have less than $1000 to their name?
We don't have to look far for confirmation that Americans are generally poor savers.
Every month the St. Louis Federal Reserve releases data on personal household savings rates.
In July 2016, the personal savings rate was just 5.7%. Comparatively, personal savings rates in the U.S. 50 years ago were double where they are today, and nearly all developed countries have a higher personal savings rate than the United States.
In other words, Americans are saving less of their income than they should be — the recommendation is to save between 10% and 15% of your annual income — and they're being forced to do more with less in terms of investing.
Is it the same in the rest of the world or just in the USA?