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    How Consumer Debt Has Evolved in the Nation and the Eighth District

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    Since the financial crisis, households nationally have sharply reduced their debt while Eighth District households have largely stayed the same.

  • The Effect of Race or Ethnicity on Income and Wealth

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    In this video, researchers explore how a family’s race or ethnicity is related to its financial choices and the financial outcomes it experiences.

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    Why Didn’t Higher Education Protect the Wealth of Hispanics and Blacks to the Same Degree As It Did that of Whites and Asians?

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Higher education may help buffer wealth against financial shocks, but not all racial and ethnic groups are protected equally.

  • 3 Reasons Families Gain Wealth as They Age

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    Families typically see their wealth rise from their 20s to their 60s. Here are some of the reasons why.

  • What Roles Do Age and Birth Year Play in Income and Wealth?

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    The gap in wealth between the young and old has widened considerably over the past quarter-century.

  • An Overview of the Connection between Education and Wealth

    Thursday, July 09, 2015

    Researchers with the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability present their findings on the impact higher levels of education seem to have on household income and wealth. 

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    The Financial Gaps Widen between Those with Advanced Degrees and Everyone Else

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    More education is often linked to higher earnings and wealth. Recent research examines the income and wealth gaps between educational attainment groups since 1989.

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    Education, Financial Decisions and Wealth

    Tuesday, June 02, 2015

    Families making better financial decisions tend to be wealthier. Families with more education tend to be wealthier as well. How strong is the link between good financial decisions and education levels? 

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    Other Sources of the Education/Wealth Correlation

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    The connection between education and wealth isn’t all about the education itself. Other factors that correlate with educational attainment are partly responsible as well.

  • How Asian Families Are Catching White Families in Wealth

    Thursday, April 09, 2015

    Asian families long ago surpassed white families in median income, but Asian median wealth still lagged that of white median wealth. If current trends continue, that won’t be the case for long.