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Description:  If there’s one thing Americans should have learned from the recession, it’s the importance of diversifying risk. Middle-class households had too much of their net worth tied up in their homes and were too exposed to stocks through 401(k)s and other investments.

Source:  Businessweek.com

Date: Feb 14, 2013

Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-14/u-dot-s-dot-homeowners-are-repeating-their-mistakes#r=hp-lst

Questions for Discussions:

  • What explains the middle-class investor’s lack of risk diversification?
  • How can this problem be solved via financial products, services, and changes by government?
  • What does this report suggest for middle class future investment in stocks and housing?

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