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Go to ... Hartford, Young Man?

The financial prospects of young adults in the U.S. look pretty grim across the board. But not in Hartford.
The Northeast's next up and coming city for young professionals.
The Northeast's next up and coming city for young professionals. Flickr/That Hartford Guy

Times are financially tough for young adults in the U.S. As Derek Thompson recently reported in The Atlantic, since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, the median wage for people between the ages of 25 and 34, adjusted for inflation, has fallen in every major industry except for health care. And we can't save money when we aren't making any: The savings rate among Americans under 35 has decreased by 1.8 percent over the past decade.

But there exists at least one place where younger workers are doing quite a bit better than these national trends suggest—a city that boasts both higher average wages and a lower average cost of living. It's a magical land of opportunity called ... Hartford?