10 Signs American Families are Falling Behind

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Net worth has shrunk.

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The decade was even harsher on households’ net worth. Median wealth fell by 28 percent, to $93,150 from almost $130,000. Net wealth, which can serve as an emergency fund in case of a job loss or a savings account to pay for big life expenses such as retirement, is a key indicator of financial security.

Next: The middle class is smaller.

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