Ep. 403: U.S. Net Worth Averages & Medians By Age

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This week on the Pete the Planner Show, Pete and Damian haven’t the foggiest about what’s going to happen! Hey, it happens to all famous people.

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No time to listen? BUMMER. Here’s some of what happened and when:

Show Notes:

NET WORTH AVERAGE / MEDIAN BY AGE: [2:32]

  • “What is net worth?”

    • Damian: “It’s what’s left over. …after calculating assets minus debts.
    • It should really go up all the time.
    • There are many ways to make your net worth go up: pay down debts, save money, invest money, your investments going up in value, etc.
    • Ages of Americans and their net worth:
      • <35 years old: $76,300 (average) — $13,900 (median)
      • 35 – 44: $436,200 (average) — $91,300 (median)
      • 45 – 54: $833,200 (average) — $168,600 (median)
      • 55 – 64: $1,175,900 (average) — $212,500 (median)
      • 65 – 74: $1,217,700 (average) — $266,400 (median)


HOW TO INTERVENE WHEN YOUR FRIEND IS STRUGGLING WITH MONEY:
[27:05]

  • Billy is struggling. Dave is the friend who notices.
  • Pete: Dave’s job isn’t to solve Billy’s problem. Listen empathetically, instead. Validate their feelings (“Yeah, I would feel that way, too.”)
  • Damian: Encourage Billy to find someone to talk to. People just need to be heard a lot of times.

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