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I like data, as many posts on my site clearly show. This is great!! I will buy the book for sure. Why try to tackle a big hairy audacious goal with one brain, one income, and two hands when you can tackle it with two brains, two incomes, and four hands. Prior to marrying Mrs. Groovy, I was an undisciplined jackwad. But once I team up with her, and we mutually agree to attack our woeful financial situation, I fixed myself and nothing could stop us.
Thanks for the review, Steve. I read the original and love it. The Millionaire Next Door is top 3 for me so this sequel should be great. Marrying the right person made a huge difference for me. Everything would have been much more difficult if I was alone. Thanks for letting us know about the updated version! I think this message is only going to become more and more relevant as our country dives deeper and deeper into the consumerism culture. This message is the sort that is going to save a bunch of people from making loads of financial mistakes.
So glad that she finished the new copy. Also, I am curious to know how much more it says about physicians. Thanks TPP! It definitely includes physicians as an example of the higher income earners…not all of it is flattering. Great article Steve. I like free! I have ADD and getting through any book these days is a challenge, but I really want to learn this stuff! Thanks for all you do! Seriously thought Steve — some day you need to explain to me how you get picked for these book promotions. I pay for jeans, but they usually last me about 10 years, too. Your email address will not be published.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. August 27, August 20, August 19, August 17, This page may include affiliate links. We may get paid when you click on a link and buy a product, at no extra cost to you. Click here to learn more. Tweet Share Pin. Steve Adcock. There are 19 comments 19 comments. My mind exploded. Kristin October 23, at am. This is great stuff Steve — so awesome you were able to have a chat with her!! Joe Freedom October 23, at am.
Deborah Leventhal October 23, at pm. Groovy October 23, at pm. Joe October 24, at am. Their parents encourage it, and look upon it proudly as part of growing up. Very interesting generalizations. What are you and how are you raising your children? How do you know all these things? Growing up in the neighborhood, going to classmates homes, observing different parents. Everyone posting now should of had their own generalizations of the s of different families in their own neighborhoods from their own time from elementary to high school.
I have a stupid question. Assuming networth is split evenly, does a married couple need 2 million in household wealth to be considered a millionaire, or are married people using their combined household wealth to consider themselves a millionaire? Not a dumb question. You can define Millionaire as an individual or as a household. Yes it is hard to do, especially when you have attained a high level of education and are working hard to achieve a dream financial goal. You and many others like us and our offsprings will change these numbers in the future.
Continue to focus, evaluate your strategy and apply new knowledge to keep you on track. This is the attitude that I hope everybody adopts. Know the numbers, and take control of your destiny. Nobody is stuck as a statistic forever. Asians in US can come to US, only after being proven as high achievers. The parents and the country invests in the brightest of minds of India, only for them to serve US, as an young adult. And this cream leaves India for better opportunities and money to US.
Now saying that Asians have the best chance of becoming the millionare is now akin to say that the best of the lot from countries with highest population have the best chance. Asians who work in agricultural farms are not in US. So it is apples to Oranges comparison. First generation Asians are high achievers to begin with.
Comparison should be made between 3rd generation Asians, 3rd generation Hispanics, and 3rd generation Blacks one whose grandfather had a bachelors degree. Those are valid points. But perhaps they are more valid for Indians, and not so much with other Asians? We should delve into this more. I am not sure how many whites are natives of US. Probably none, depending on how far back one goes in history. It was a place inhabited by native Indians. But over generations, some of these whites think they are not immigrants.
But non-white kids when raised in US, even if 5th generation, will always see the difference and think about their roots. Perhaps its true for everyone — My best friend, a white male, still wants to go see his town in Ireland that has his last name, after his ancestors being in US for over years.
Anyways, My basic point was that comparing race within US is apples to oranges, because the races which come to US — Indians, Chinese, Phillipines, even Europe — as first generation in 21st century are NOT representatives of that country. Think about it. Because the US is so close ,it is much easier for a Mexican to swim across a river, than it is for a Filipino to swim the Pacific.
For Hispanics US population approx. Generally the US only really allows smart people into the country. So the lions share of Asians that have immigrated to the United States there are about 15 Million already come with an education ex. Yes Mexico, and the US are part of the same continent, the only thing separating them is a man made border which is marked by the path of the Rio Grande, other than that it is the same land.
When I discovered that affirmative action was a thing, and a serious threat to me getting into a great college, I just worked harder. The times in my life when I knew that things would be easy for me were the times I actually stopped trying so hard, and got complacent. My financial goal is to have a net worth of 1 million USD by my 25th birthday.
The real world is kind of brutal compared to college btw. Enjoy college while you can. I miss it. It seems many are teaching or work for a government agency — at a higher percentage than Whites and Asians.
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It is extremely rare to get any Hispanic or Black applicants. Indians are also included in the Asian category and overwhelmingly are either doctors, engineers or IT professionals. I just hired for a software engineering position, entry level, west coast. I got 34 applicants — 29 were Indian, 1 was Chinese, and 4 were apparently white US citizens. No hispanics or blacks. Probably of the applicants were women. Based on objective coding tests we hired an Indian woman, but she took a better offer about six weeks after accepting ours.
So we ended up with our 2 choice, an Indian man. So the problem must start much earlier on. Insightful Anne. I wonder, maybe software engineering is simply not as interesting enough field for all folks? Your story shows how everything is a numbers game. And the numbers can be compared to population figures of certain areas or fields of study to see what the overages and underages are. Ann, You have hit the nail on the head. I wish the software companies would release the demographics numbers properly the way that you just did.
Specifically in their grouping of the Asia category. I believe the numbers are similar to what you just mentioned. Thank you! Important question — if we built net worth of a million together with my husband are we both now considered millionaires, or we need to devide it by half to consider individual net worth? Thank you very much in advance for your response. If you are legally married, and have a household net worth of more than one million, the government considers you both millionaires.
As an aside I wonder what heir definition of Asian is, in Europe for example Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi people would not show up as Asian, so I wonder if they do here. Realistically by this time of a persons life most people are in a partnership of some type. And reading any type of finance articles can push anybody to do the same thing. As a black male apparently my chances are slim to none by these reports.
I did have a good foundation family wise but a poor foundation environmental wise. Lucky for me I was able to leave that area when I went to college. Unfortunately for a lot of black people, if you arent an athlete or entertainer and dont go to college its next to impossible for a variety of reasons. Discrimination, bad environments, lack of equal opportunity all play a part. The problem is, change can be rough. If we all pass on our knowledge, how can we not help others achieve financial freedom sooner, rather than later?
This article and many of the comments exemplify exactly why diversity is so important. Without it we often get stuck in these siloed echo chambers where stereotyping becomes the accepted narrative. I have to ask, did you purposefully ignore the text of the Bloomberg article that you pulled these graphs from?
The article clearly states some reasons for the disparities based on findings from other studies:. Other studies during the last few decades have also shown that differing levels of access to education, homeownership, loans, inheritance and family assistance play a role. Do we really have to wonder why there is an income disparity?
A quick google search would have also revealed this article: washingtonpost. Check out the Wikipedia article on U. Or we can talk about how Blacks and Hispanics and women have higher student loan burdens, and how Blacks and Hispanics graduate with more student loan debt than Asians and Whites despite having a lower EFC than Asians and Whites. By the way, the high Asian EFC demonstrates that Asians as a generally have more familial wealth from the beginning and get more help from family during school. You can find that study here: aauw. Yet somehow despite the wealth of information available on Google, the comments here went straight to the black marriage rate and lack of emphasis on education.
I will take having to score higher to get into Harvard over having to worry about my son being killed any day. Do you find the article or the data offensive? If so, can you point out the exact points you find offensive? I wrote my own interpretation of the data. Do you not see or hear it?
Do you feel that the hurt an Asian person feels for being discriminated against is less hurtful than the hurt felt by other minorities? I dare not think so because all we know is how we feel. I was ready to fight and grabbed my knife as they grabbed theirs, but I thought better of it because I needed to get a job after college and I had already gotten in trouble. I like it this way because it helps remove biases and focuses on the content.
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Data is just data and I see a lot of it in my line of work. What troubles me is that you did not mention the data from several studies that talk about why the disparities exist for Blacks and Hispanics despite it being couched in the same article as the graphs you used in this post. You could have briefly summarized the causes offered by the author and still gone on to add your thoughts without risking being accused of plagiarism.
I do think that systemic, government-perpetuated racism is worse than individual discrimination, yes. I think most of us will have stories about negative encounters based on our race heck, my white partner tossed out two of his own stories of fights with Blacks and Hispanics before leaving to take our daughter out to a RWBY screening. Or about the time when Philadelphia police came to my apartment and tried to open the door and come in without knocking all because there was a suspicious black man around the complex and they assumed I must be associated with him.
I own a handgun. I could have been killed that night if the door was unlocked and I had grabbed by gun to protect myself. Has this happened to you? All discrimination is bad. But the systemic pervasiveness of it in our courts, in our law enforcement, in the way Blacks and Hispanics are portrayed in the news and on television, takes it to a different level.
I ask you, do you worry about your children being shot by police one day because they are Asian? Perhaps you do. And so yes, I do think there is a difference in the types of discrimination Blacks and Hispanics face, how pervasive it is, and the practical impact on the community.
I think that it is possible to want to eradicate discrimination against all groups while also admitting that some groups have a bigger mountain to climb than others. Your post has conflicting messages. And then you say that the reason why there is a push for diversity is to correct the income gap which I have to disagree with you on and then note that pushes for diversity should also include lower paying jobs and the military. That seems more about a dig on diversity initiatives than an effort to promote inclusiveness.
And a woman. And kind of Hispanic according to the census, though not really. But the truth is that quite a number of people have one heck of a head start. Those massive fortunes are just getting bigger and bigger leaving the rest of us scrambling for an ever-decreasing piece of the pie. And we should all care because human capital is wasting away thanks to lack of access to quality education, health care, and even credit. Having said that, I think we can do a couple of things to start making lasting change. First, increasing consumer education through blogs like these and personal finance classes at all education levels.
We could increase consumer protections to prevent predatory lending, redlining, and credit pricing disparities for similarly situated borrowers. We could start holding courts and police accountable so that the justice system is truly fair. I think you are seeing what you are wanting to see.
You do realize that there have been a lot of devastation and strife in places like Vietnam and Cambodia right? Are you OK? Umm, Lucy, I cited all of my sources. I am not making assumptions about the Asian community. I am just stating actual facts based on data.
Follow the links in my response for more info. At no point did I say that all Asians are from privileged backgrounds. You should reread my post. All I did was provide some information about data that explains the disparities shown in the graphs in the early posts. And who are my people? All people of the African diaspora? African Americans? Or is it Asians since I am also of East Indian ancestry? Please tell me since you have identified the role I am supposed to be playing in my own life. Having said that, you have no idea what I am or am not doing for black people or to end discrimination in general.
So let me tell you. After leaving law school I went into public interest doing fair housing work. I investigated and wrote the administrative determination for the first LGBT case charged under the Fair Housing Act and supervised a staff that handled thousands of fair housing cases during my tenure. Then I went into private practice doing fair lending work for financial institutions that were committed to making progressive changes towards increasing access to credit in communities of color. During my time there I single-handedly convinced a multi-trillion dollar financial institution to roll back a branching strategy that would have decreased access to banking personnel in majority-minority areas.
Have I done enough for black people yet? Oh and fair housing and fair lending laws cover Asians too. My blog will have more content eventually. But right now I have more content on my Youtube channel including my own story about going from a single teen mom to a six-figure salary-earning, Yale Law educated attorney. I also have basic budgeting videos and talk about how people can save money, live intentionally, and become millionaires.
Meanwhile, I also have a 15 year old and a toddler and my own life to live. Why not continue helping your own people if you are so adamant about racial discrimination? You are privileged since you went to private school, yet you work for a bank? Are you seriously using your privilege to earn more money to help banks instead of helping people who need help and more representation? Your situation seems highly hypocritical to me. You complain about the system yet you work for a bank. That is is absolutely hilarious. Think beyond just getting yours and helping people who need help.
Are you saying being a single mom at 19 is not one of the reasons why some people have financial difficulty? How is being a single Mom at 19 being a good role model? Hypocrisy is terrrible. People only will care about your story if you actually use your privilege to help the less fortunate. Then you discredit the probability for Asians because they have a headstart coming to America. As if work ethic have nothing to do with getting ahead.
You might want to reassess how you see other people and see the world. Having a victim mentality will only keep you angry at the world. First, I have to say that all of these attacks against me personally are a waste of time. Second, go back and read my posts. Not really. The fact is that over the past 30 years 10 million Asians have come to the U. It stands to reason that Asians would be disproportionately more likely to be successful and become millionaires because the Asian population in the U.
Does that in any way discredit the hard work and accomplishments of those people? Of course not! But it does mean that hard work was most likely not the primary driver of the disparity. The U. You spent your whole post criticizing me but not addressing the very valid points I raised about the immigration numbers, pay gap, and yes, discrimination, that are contributing to the wealth gap.
These are the findings of multiple studies. Just to clarify, I did not grow up in a privileged household, not that it should matter. I grew up in one of the worst neighborhoods in Brooklyn. I went to private school on a scholarship. Neither of my parents graduated high school.
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My father left us when I was in middle school and I basically raised myself after that because my mom vacillated between being hospitalized and being too indifferent or depressed to care about what I was doing. That grit serves me well to this day. What a bundle of contradictions I am, lol.
You mistake my frankness and matter-of-factness as anger.
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There is no tone in text. I would figure you would have appreciated that since clearly you have no problem telling me exactly what you think of me, lol. Should I assume that you are angry because you spent your whole post attacking me instead of discussing the real issues? Why do you feel it is your place to talk about what I should do with my degree? Talk about an overreaction and trying to make this article into a rant on race when that is not at all what Sam is writing about.
Instead of being so negative and critical, try talking about positive solutions and ways the world can become more united instead of creating more negativity and divides. Jamie, maybe instead of the personal attacks you could talk about the issues I raised regarding the disparities in the odds of becoming a millionaire for various races? I know he is not writing a research paper. But it makes sense that if he is going to talk about data points from an article and opine as to the causes of the disparities or ask others to that he may have considered mentioning the explanation offered by the author of the piece he is using as the basis for the post.
I find it fascinating you call me negative and critical for merely pointing out that the assumptions that were being made were incorrect based on the data readily available to anyone willing to do a google search. Or is it just that I need to talk about them in ways that make others feel more comfortable? I grew up in a married, two-parent household mostly , went to private school before testing into one of the best high schools in NYC.
I make a six figure salary doing work I love and my current life trajectory is super rosy. So maybe those statements will cut off any more black-woman-with-a-chip-on-her-shoulder comments. Yes, I do worry my son will be bullied, attacked, or shot one day living in a big city, and I will have done nothing to protect him. I think all parents worry about their children. But maybe my worry as an Asian parent is not as high as your worry. Oops, I missed where you said to tell you about my background. I joined the military at 18, got pregnant at 19, and was a single mom for a bit before meeting a guy, marrying, and divorcing.
My partner is White, a lawyer, and we have a son. I agreed with The White Coat Investor, becoming a millionaire is within the control of just about every American. My parents brought me to the United States when I was 15 from Cuba Mariel Boat , never went to college worked 2 jobs for 15 years invested my hard earned money and retired at Tasha, all the things you mentioned play a role in the wealth gap; however, IMHO the black family structure plays the largest positive or negative role.
This from being a public school teacher, mother to two black sons, wife to a black husband, and a black woman raised by a black family. Lack of financial education, not just education in general, is a HUGE factor in our lack of wealth as a people. Generational lack of knowledge is financially devastating black folks. Because the real problem at this point is the lack of inter-generational wealth and the pay gap.
And I say this because disparities exist even when you control for marital status, education, and income. Financial education will definitely make some improvement and maybe that will be enough over time. According to the article below, it will take Blacks years to amass as much wealth as their white counterparts hold TODAY.
Which means years from now there will still be a huge wealth gap. I had a black boss, in IT industry. A male. I probably did over interviews. I currently have a hispanic boss. Very cool. Hispanics are the coolest kind. They are street smart. And the ones who are 2nd or 3rd generation, are doing far better than anyone else. I agree with Tasha. There is discrimination in US. And a white one at that. Even white females are discriminated. Just like what Asians do in USA is not what that race is about.
What happens in India or China, with folks who do not make it to US, is what those countries are about. Becoming a millionaire is within the control of just about every American. How about it you guys? I think there can be a lot of learning through your dialogue. I agree that what you are saying is correct in theory. But practically? Maybe not. So we are talking two adults who have kids over the course of those 40 years. This is not a particularly generous budget. And think about all of the major purchases and very costly things that this does not cover:.
Having kids. Buying a house. They need to save up a down payment plus have enough liquid cash to cover repairs that crop up. They only have one car. They need an emergency fund. Christmas, holidays, birthdays, etc. New furniture, electronics, appliances, home decor. Eating out. They would have to stop saving to have kids if they have to pay for daycare. That one expense would derail their nest egg by years. Is it doable? Generally yes. Nothing is easy for any couple of any race Who did not inherit their wealth or get help from the parents.
Maybe this is part of the reason why the black percentages are so low? I have a long way to go, but like my chances so far. Great data and definitely the one regarding education and millionaire status is truly powerful. Anyone can see there is a direct correlation. Interesting article and confusing, if not disappointing, to see the racial divide by education levels and building wealth. In fact the tax rates become so high that much of that wealth goes back to the federal government.
Nothing leverages your money better. My point being use your k to help with long term financial stability but not for significant wealth building. If you are getting 3. Data, please. I suspect the income across races are probably closer than net worth since net worth has a lot to do with savings and investing. You see these nba players and actors making 10 million dollars a year and still take out mortgage for a house. It really is just years and years of habits instilled by your patents.
Interesting article, but it does leave out two major factors for the disparities: choice of field of study and marital status by race. Not all degrees are created equal when it comes to future income far from it and the racial composition of STEM degrees likely accounts for a significant part of the difference in outcomes.
Asians for instance are vastly overrepresented in STEM fields compared to others. An year old Asian who chooses to get a Masters in gender studies and becomes a single parent is less likely to become a millionaire than a Black year old who becomes a married surgeon. DH and I had this conversation recently about the role our mentors have played in our lives. Can personally vouch for the bit about single folks having a harder time.
Chosen field of study is also critical, as you note. Could also be more of a correlation than a causation. The answer is to raise awareness, and encourage more Black and Hispanic people to become financial educators. They will naturally draw more Black and Hispanic readers and viewers.
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