“It’s A Wake Up Call”: 7 Charts That Clearly Show The Middle Class Is Being Left Behind

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New data from the Federal Reserve detailing citizens’ net worth shows that the issue of being “left behind” has now spread to all Americans aside from the top 10%, according to Bloomberg. This means that even the upper middle class is starting to feel the pain of income stagnation. The growth of upper middle class income continues to lag behind that of those both lower and higher than them on the socioeconomic ladder, according to the data. 

The cost of many items purchased by the upper middle class, including things like college education and cars, is outpacing inflation. That is causing upper middle class households to tap into more expensive forms of debt. The debt these households is taking on is

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