The August issue of the Journal of Financial Planning provided some interesting statistics.
- $149,000 — Average savings an american man has accrued in his retirement accounts. $108,000 for the average woman.
- $17.9 — Trillions of dollars held in retirement accounts as of 2011.
- $217.79 — Billions of dollars contributed to charities by individuals in 2011.
- 77% — Of parents who are uncomfortable discussing money matters with their children.
- $27,000 — Average cost of a wedding in 2012.