However, for some reason, few of us know what our own net worth is and how that stacks up against the average American. The average net worth of these American families would be $450,000. To get the average net worth, you add up all of the net worth and divide by five.
Net worth is calculated by adding up all of your assets and then subtracting out your liabilities. Net Worth = Total Assets – Total Liabilities
Your net worth is an important personal finance measure to help you understand if you are ready for retirement. I think it’s a better measure than just your investment or retirement accounts.
Average Net Worth when <35 Average Net Worth: $76,340 Median Net Worth: $14,000 Average Net Worth at 35-44 Average Net Worth: $437,770 Median Net Worth: $91,110
Average Net Worth at 55-64 Average Net Worth: $1,176,520 Median Net Worth: $213,150 Average Net Worth at 65-74 Average Net Worth: $1,215,920 Median Net Worth: $266,070
Here are three things you should look into how to help with building net worth: 1. Create a Budget and Save Money 2. Pay Off Bad Debt and Build an Emergency Fund 3. Start Investing