Economist Dean Baker: Many Americans Have Waved Goodbye to Their Nest Eggs

Many Americans are nearing retirement with only Social Security to support them and a mortgage that is far from paid off — and the situation might be getting worse.
According to Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the nest egg that many could once rely on when they sold their homes and downsized has now vanished in a lot of cases.
In a column for Fortune, Baker noted that because home prices are still considerably below their 2007 peaks, the U.S. middle class has had no comparable gains in their household wealth during the current recovery.
"This is a bad picture for the country as a whole, but it is especially bad news for those at the edge of retirement," he wrote.

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