• Find out how much income growth
    Find out how much income growth

    you need to keep up and get ahead in the growing U.S. economy.

  • The Staying Even Index provides better information
    The Staying Even Index provides better information

    to individuals about how they are doing and whether they are truly getting ahead financially.

  • How is the Index Calculated?
    How is the Index Calculated?

    The Index is based upon the simple proposition that for individuals to keep their incomes must grow at least as much as per person economic growth.

Welcome to StayingEven.com

We are dedicated to helping you understand how much income growth you need to keep up and get ahead in the U.S. economy.

It is surprisingly hard to find out how much income growth you need to keep up over time. The Consumer Price Index and Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments ("COLAs") systematically understate the income growth you need (see more in About the Index). Staying Even solves this problem by providing and updating the Staying Even Index and Staying Even calculator based upon growth in the per person size of the U.S. economy. Simply put, we help you understand how much income growth you need to maintain and grow your share of the U.S. economic pie. The Index is based upon government-published statistics on U.S. economic and population growth. Explore the Staying Even calculator (directly below) and our site.

We welcome questions, comments, and ideas. Please contact us, or email directly to .

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