American families don’t save money like they used to. In 2018, the personal saving rate hovered somewhere around 7 percent. That’s up from an all-time low of 3 percent right before the Great Recession hit, but it’s well below the rate of a few decades ago.
I’m not sure what your social media news feed looks like lately, but mine is filled with engagements, weddings, newborn babies and ketone diets. Once one friend gets onto something, it spreads like wildfire. Insert the ketone diet.
Every night, millions of Americans toss and turn in a futile quest to get a good night’s sleep. Statistics show that as many as 60 million of us fail to get the full eight hours health experts recommend, due to stress, diet, our sedentary lifestyles and perhaps the two biggest culprits: TV and social media.
In a world in which everyone shares everything on social media, including the #crazyAHHmazing salad they had for lunch or the beautiful sunset they saw on their relaxing evening walk, it’s almost as if you know everything that’s going on in your “friends’ ” lives.
Many brides—about one in 10—change their Facebook relationship status to “Married” while the wedding is taking place. A majority of others—56 percent—will at the very least have the social media status updated within a day of the wedding.
Social media is more than Facebook. Just ask social media maven Ryan Hollingsworth, director of social media for Grabowksi & Co., a marketing and communications agency in Stark County that helps businesses throughout Northeast Ohio and across the United States. She coaches businesses on social media with regard to the best practices and content strategies.