On May 21st 2016 there was an article published by USA TODAY about a poll that was done and the findings were scary. And another article in The Atlantic about Middle Americans secret shame in the May 2016 edition.
The poll indicated that two thirds of American households would have a hard time coming up with $1,000.00 if they had an emergency. This included people that made over $100,000.00 in their households.
Now, I have been wondering for years now, how is it that the media and all its talking heads are saying how the economy is great but the majority of the population does not have the ability to come up with $1000.00 in a pinch.