• The 25 best states for living a middle-class lifestyle in the 2020s

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Middle-class America is shrinking .
    The size of middle-class America shrank by nine percentage points from 1971 to 2016, according to the Pew Research Center 's most recent available data. And from 2010 to 2016, its wealth didn't increase at the rate of the upper class, as the income gap between the two groups widened.
    Many middle-class Americans are behind on homeownership and retirement savings as they confront a higher cost of living and debt. Where they live can make all the difference in their finances.
    A recent Smart Asset report looked at the best states to...
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