Tag: American households

The Money Pit and The Decline of Enhanced Millionaires

By Thomas J. Stanley on Oct 6th, 2009 in Books and Publications

Apparently, my interview with Dave Ramsey on September 30th hit a cord when I mentioned that only a minority of people who own/occupy homes valued at $1M or more are millionaires. In my latest book, Stop Acting Rich, I use the term millionaire to refer to those households with net investments of $1M or more. This is not the […]

Part 3 of 3: The Millionaire Next Door . . . Swiss? Cheese only.

By Thomas J. Stanley on Sep 10th, 2009 in Current Events

Compare the “rich” people (especially the Forbes 400 crowd I profiled in my previous blog) with the typical Joe and Nancy American household. The typical household in the United States generates a median income of just over $50,000 per year. As explained in an earlier blog, Average Rich? Median Poor?, its net worth is just […]

Average Rich or Median Poor?

By Thomas J. Stanley on Aug 25th, 2009 in Income vs. Net Worth

Most people today in America are not wealthy, far from it.  However, don’t be confused when you learn that the average net worth of an American household is $434,782. You may be thinking that even if an average American worker loses his job he will be able to live off of his wealth for five […]