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Trending: Where the Millionaires Live

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A new report issued by Phoenix Marketing International shows that Connecticut has the third highest share of millionaires in its population, when compared to all the other states in the nation, with about one in 14 residents having at least $1 million in investible assets. In total, the Nutmeg State was home to 100,754 millionaires […] [Read More]

On International Women’s Day 2013, how do local towns stack up on equality?

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Today is International Women’s Day, a celebration of achievements and a chance to inspire women toward gaining further ground. The holiday has been celebrated in America for 102 years, since its inception in 1911. But even after more than a century of reflecting on women’s place in society, there are still many inequalities between men […] [Read More]

Sorry CBS, Stamford is not America’s richest city

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According to CBS, Stamford is the richest city in the nation. But that’s not an accurate analysis of the census data the broadcasting company used to name the No. 1 neighborhood. The Top 10 list published last Friday by CBS names Stamford as the No. 1 richest city in the nation, thanks to a high […] [Read More]

Where the money lives

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Even Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein was surprised to hear that her town’s 06883 ZIP code is the wealthiest in Southwestern Connecticut. “I’m a little bit shocked that we came in the highest,” Weinstein said Tuesday. “When I drive around the community, I obviously know we have some wealthy people, but I think it appears […] [Read More]

What’s in a ZIP code?

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On Thursday, we’ll run a complete list of each of Southwestern Connecticut’s 53 ZIP codes, ranking them from wealthiest to least wealthy here on the Trending blog and in print in the Hearst Connecticut’s four daily newspapers (Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate, Danbury News-Times and Connecticut Post). But why wait until then to begin having a […] [Read More]

What would Betty Friedan think of Southwestern Connecticut on 50th anniversary of ‘The Feminine Mystique?’

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Today marks 50 years since Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking book The Feminine Mystique was first published. In the half-century since her words were first printed, beginning a rush of consciousness raising surrounding what she called “the problem that has no name” — the unhappiness of women across the nation, a lot of progress has been made. […] [Read More]

Which towns buoyed the Gold Coast in earning designation of home to most super-rich?

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The U.S. Census Bureau released a first-of-its-kind report this week, which found that the Stamford-Bridgeport-Norwalk metro area has the highest concentration of super-rich households in the nation. As we report in Wednesday’s newspaper, “the report found that 17.9 percent of households in the area, which covers the exact same territory as Fairfield County, have incomes […] [Read More]