Estimated number of years it would take for a single homebuyer to save a 20 percent down payment on the typical U.S. home, according to a Zillow analysis: 11
Estimated number of years it would take for married or partnered couples: 5
In San Jose, California, number of years a single buyer would need to save for a down payment -- longer than the lifespan of a typical home loan: 30
Percentage of the U.S. housing stock a single person could afford to buy, compared to a married or partnered couple, who could afford 82 percent of all homes: 45
Percentage of American adults who said that in their most recent romantic relationship they shared money attitudes and habits that were "similar" or "very similar," according to a survey by The National Financial Educators Council: 66
Percentage who said "different" or "somewhat different": 24.1
Percentage of respondents who said money has affected their past and current relationships in a positive way: 25
Percentage who said their relationships were negatively affected: 19
Source: National Financial Educators Council.
When asked to characterize the overall health of top performers in their companies, percentage of U.S. employees who said they were just "somewhat" healthy, according to the findings of the HealthMine 2018 Rising Risk Survey: 65
Percentage of employees who have worked with an executive who became severely ill and whose illness affected the company: 25
Percentage of HR managers who encourage candidates to check in after submitting a job application, according to a survey from Accountemps: 100
Percentage who said they take thank-you messages into account when deciding whom to hire: 80
Percentage of HR managers who said they have removed a candidate from consideration because they were too pushy after an interview: 33
Percentage of workers who report dating a co-worker, according to a CareerBuilder survey: 36
Percentage of men who say they have dated a co-worker, compared to 35 percent of women: 37
Percentage of male workers who say they have dated someone at work two or more times in their career, compared to 15 percent of their female colleagues: 20
Percentage of professionals who said they tried to negotiate salary during their last job offer, according to a survey from staffing firm Robert Half: 39
Percentage of men who negotiated salary, compared to 34 percent of women: 46
Rank of New York, Dallas, San Francisco and Pittsburgh on the list of areas where professionals are most likely to negotiate: 1, 2, 3, 4
Source: Robert Half Management Resources.
Today, average percentage less interest charged on a new car loan than on an average used car loan, according to WalletHub: 14
Compared to buyers with excellent credit, amount more in interest it will cost those with fair credit for a $20,000 five-year loan: $6,267
Ranks of car manufacturers (rates at 42 percent below average) and credit unions (rates at 19 percent below average) on the list of the best options for financing a new car: 1, 2
Percentage of Americans who report feeling unhappy with how their body looks at times, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of RiverMend Health: 79
Ranks of "looking in the mirror," "at the beach in a bathing suit" and "when shopping for clothes" on the list of times when this dissatisfaction is most prevalent: 1, 2, 3
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs CJ.
Percentage of U.S. adults who said they didn't think gays and lesbians should adopt a child, according to a survey by Adam & Eve: 14 (9 percent of the women and 20 percent of the men)
Percentage of respondents who said they were not sure: 12
Percentage who believe that same-sex couples should be able to adopt a child: 73
Source: Adam & Eve.
Percentage of executives who said their teams have met to discuss high-level plans regarding how their organizations will allocate savings associated with the new tax cuts, according to a Korn Ferry survey: 39
Percentage who said they have not yet been able to quantify the savings from the new tax law: 52
Source: Korn/Ferry International.
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