The American Dream for most of the last century consisted of a house, two cars, two and a half children, a good job, and a retirement package awaiting us in the golden years of retirement.
Unfortunately, not everyone has been able to save enough money for their retirement, so they'll be relying heavily on the Social Security benefits due to them.
Being cautious and aware of your potential partner’s financial habits will pay off in the long run, when you consider that the average cost of divorce can be as high as $30,000 - most of that being spent on legal fees.
A shortfall in savings may be setting many American up for a dystopian future. The average personal savings rate in America is just over half of what people should be putting away.
Studies show that the lifetime earnings for college graduates are most definitely higher than the amount earned by non-graduates.