A 2017 Experian report found that the average American household has $24,706 in debt without including mortgages.
A Money magazine analysis of Federal Reserve numbers from 2016, however, when looking more narrowly at only Americans in Judge Kavanaugh’s age group of 45-54 who do take on debt, found an average non-mortgage, non-home loan debt of over $200,000.
Judge Kavanaugh earns $247,000 a year as a federal appeals court judge and as a law professor.
His wife is a town manager and earns $66,000 a year for a combined household income of $313,000 a year — more than four times the American average — before investment income is taken into account.
The Washington Post neglected to mention the largest of Kavanaugh investment assets – a nearly half million dollar government retirement account, in the first edition of its story, but added it later with a correction.