High income earners, and the wealthy are always asking themselves, why can't those poor folks just save more. They must be blowing it on cigs and beer.
Considering the average wage is something like 45,000 and you pay 1/2 of it in taxes, it isn't hard to understand how people have trouble saving on 22,000 dollars a year net.
2000 a month isn't all that much to work with.
If two people are working and earning the average salary, they should be able to save. But, in a lot of family units, one person earns the average and one person earns much less than the average.
Bottom line is..............our share of the pie is getting thinner and thinner.