WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FINANCIAL WELLNESS MONTH
Profile America — Saturday, January 14th. January is Financial Wellness Month, appropriately timed to the confluence of New Year's resolutions and holiday bills. It's a time to set new goals for financial freedom and moderation in spending; for people to understand the benefits of "paying yourself first." A financial adviser can help shape money management goals, pointing out the power of compound interest to work for you in savings and against you in debt. Americans have a per capita income average of just over $28,500 and a household median income of $53,500. For family households, the median is over $68,000. There are around 198,000 personal financial advisers in the U.S., helping Americans reach their goals and turn that income into more net worth. Profile America is in its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Occasion/accessed 10/27/2016: http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/january-holidays.html
Per capita & median income: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html
Family median income/American Community Survey: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_1YR/B19113
Financial planners/accessed 10/27/2016: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132052.htm
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau