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6sqft once presented readers with the Wealthometer, a tool that analyzes your assets to determine where you fall in the distribution of wealth. In today’s society, however, we’re often more concerned about our future status than where we are currently, which is where this economic risk calculator comes in. Created by the New York Times, it addresses anxieties about “widespread economic insecurity and soaring levels of income inequality.”

The not-so-upbeat tool culled data from hundreds of thousands of American case records that began as a study in 1968. It uses a mere four factors — race, education, age, and marital status — to determine the likelihood of one falling below the poverty line in the next five, 10, or 15 years.

Get a look into your future economic risk

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US GDP by state infographic-

Would you guess that Texas has a bigger or smaller economy than New York? Which state would you say is the smallest contributor to our nation’s $17.3 trillion GDP? This fascinating chart created by HowMuch.net breaks down the relative economic value of each state (in 2014 dollars) into one digestible diagram that’s sure to start a conversation—if not offer a whole new respect for states like Florida and New Jersey.

Get a more detailed look here

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