Some interesting statistics. How do you stack up?

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.
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