If you want to know how to not be poor in America, look no further.
Of course, by poor, I mean “poor.”
(You need $34,000 annually to be part of the global 1%. So poor is relative.)
The good news is that the Brookings Institue has studied this issue extensively.
They found that if you do these three things, you have an extremely low chance of living below the American poverty line.
- Work full-time
- Graduate high school
- Wait until (at least) 21 and married to have children
Sounds straightforward to me.