“Check out this article about a study showing how the middle class is shrinking. Are you in one of the hardest hit states?” – GC

This map shows how much America’s middle class has shrunk since the year 2000 by Sarah Schmalbruch

According to the Pew Charitable Trust, middle class means earning anywhere between 67% to 200% of your state’s median income. The Pew Charitable Trust’s Stateline blog recently published a study which looks at how the number of middle class families in America has changed between the years of 2000-2013. The study found that the percentage of middle class households (as defined above) has shrunk in all 50 states since 2000. This is especially significant since the median income has also dropped in most states, due to adjustment for inflation.
Read the full article at: Business Insider
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Star of Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” Grant Cardone owns and operates seven privately held companies and a private equity real estate firm, Cardone Capital, with a multifamily portfolio of assets under management valued at over $4 billion. He is the Top Crowdfunder in the world, raising over $900 million in equity via social media. Known internationally as the leading expert on sales, marketing, and scaling businesses, Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books, including “The 10X Rule,” which led to Cardone establishing the 10X Global Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, now the largest business and entrepreneur conference in the world. The online business and sales educational platform he created, Cardone University, serves over 411,000 individuals and Forbes 100 corporate clients throughout the world. Voted the top Marketing Influencer to watch by Forbes, Cardone uses his massive 15 million plus following to give back via his Grant Cardone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring underserved, at-risk adolescents in financial literacy, especially those without father figures.