Some statistics about assets, charity and marriage.

From the August 2012 issue of the Journal of Financial Planning

  • $149,000 is the average savings an American man has accrued in his retirement accounts, vs. $108,000 for an average woman.
  • $17.9 trillion dollars held in US retirement accounts at year end 2011.
  • $217.79 billion dollars contributed to charities by American individuals in 2011.
  • $27,000 is the estimated average cost of a wedding in 2012.
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