household wealth

Meet the 'Hand-to-Mouth' Wealthy

Some 70 million U.S. families own homes, cars and boats, but spend virtually all of their paychecks, suggesting that wealth today is far more precarious than many think.

Why You're 45% Poorer and What You Can Do About It

The average American household suffered a huge drop in wealth because of the financial crisis, according to a survey released by the Federal Reserve. How did this happen -- and more importantly, what can you do about it?

U.S. Households Grow 2.2% Wealthier

U.S. household wealth increased 2.2% in the third quarter as stock prices rose and consumers cut debt, according to a new Federal Reserve report.

For American Households, the Recession Lingers

Officially underway since June 2009, the recovery has been tepid at best. The balance sheet of the average household is still straining under considerable debt, while incomes have barely risen, suggesting that the recovery has a shaky foundation.

Dow 10,000: What's next?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) has reclaimed the psychologically important 10,000 level. So is this the first leg of a new bull market?...