We are all hoping to fullfill our own version of the "American Dream." Living in America - the land of the free and the home of the brave - has to be the best place on earth where we can actually hope for the best life has to offer us.
Growing up in the 50's (I know, I'm old!) there was a great deal of freedom. I didn't have to be escorted to school for one thing. The world was a much simpler place to live. I could actually go fishing for trout several miles from home and be gone all day. Think about that! You would never let your kid take off for the entire day.
Well, no use looking backward...it's NOT coming back!
Until very recently, the American dream, and most people's perception of it, was realizable--e.g., owning a home, obtaining a job, and old-age security. Most of us have a #1 priority of owning our own home as the highest ranking family priority. That is why I began one of my businesses of saving homes from foreclosure.
In case you haven't noticed (are you living in a bubble?) there are a lot of folks in trouble out there - financial trouble. People are losing their American Dream of owning their own home. Imagine having to tell your kids that you are moving out of the only home they have known!
So what I do has a tremendous amount of value. So, if you know of anyone who is in that situation, let me know. I would love to be able to help them save The American Dream. Or they can go here for advice and help.
Be very leary of scam artists out there who say they want to help.
Here's a quote from The Center For American Progress:
The New York Times recently reported that the average CEO made nearly $10 million last year. That's the average salary for CEOs at 179 large companies. The average worker, on the other hand, earns just under $30,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This means that CEOs now take home upwards of 250 times the average worker's wage.
What is it about the American labor market that produces such massive inequality?
The problem is not that a few fat cats are pulling ahead of the pack. The rest of us have seen little change or even falling income, in inflation-adjusted terms. In the past three decades, economic growth has generally benefited only those at the very top of the income ladder.