“Calculate Your Economic Risk” – Uh, Okay!

The New York Times created an economic risk assessment that allows you to calculate your risk of living in poverty in the next five, ten, or fifteen years.  Hilariously, it is called “Chasing the American Dream,” and you can try it for yourself by clicking the link.

I’m always a fan of attempting to predict my future, despite (or because of?) the possibility of it adding to my list of anxieties, so let’s go!

Thoughts Before

As a white middle-class graduate school educated individual, I’ve got race, class, and education on my side.  But I’m also a single woman who currently relies on fundraising (though I don’t know if that will even be considered).  So who knows?  I’m definitely curious whether my privilege will win out.  Continue reading