• 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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StayingEven YTD Q2 Staying Even Index Comes in at 4.2%; individuals with incomes growing more slowly that that are falling behind in US economy tinyurl.com/y9w7eoe7 #incomegrowth #incomeinequality
03:22PM Aug 12
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StayingEven Second estimate 2015 SEI is 2.7%; 2.7% income growth required to keep up in US economy last year #incomegrowth tinyurl.com/gmm8j8m
06:39PM Feb 28
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StayingEven 2015 Staying Even income growth of 2.6% WAY higher than CPI growth of 0.1%. Don't get fooled by CPI and COLA. tinyurl.com/j4h2335
08:16PM Jan 31
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StayingEven US Q3 YTD Staying Even Index remains at 2.8% - incomes growing less than that are falling behind tinyurl.com/nhrdd9v #incomegrowth
04:32PM Dec 30
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StayingEven Second Estimate Q3 YTD SEI Stays at 2.8% - 2.8% income growth needed to stay even in US economy #incomegrowth tinyurl.com/jr63pot
11:10PM Nov 29