Marriage: The Unsung Hero Against Poverty

There are four steps you can take in a specific order to reduce the chances your family will ever live in poverty. They are:

  1. Graduate from high school.
  2. Get married.
  3. Have children after you are married.
  4. Stay married.

If you do those four things in that order, the chances you and your children will live in poverty are reduced by 82%. If you go on to graduate from college, the chances drop even more drastically.