Key findings from the report “Beyond Broke” report were highlighted in a recent post in the Washington Post‘s WonkBlog.

Have change for a $20? Didn’t think so. Almost nobody carries cash anymore, a new study shows, and those who do, don’t carry much.

Indeed, the amount of cash people could access easily declined after the recession, especially for minorities, according to an analysis of Census data by the  Center for Global Policy Solutions,  a D.C.-based nonprofit that focuses on social change. The organization found that the amount consumers have in liquid wealth, defined as assets that could be easily turned into cash, declined during the recession and hasn’t fully rebounded. In 2011, the latest year for which data was available, median liquid wealth was $10,000 , up slightly from $9,961 in 2009 but still lower than the median $11,518 in liquid wealth that consumers enjoyed in 2005, according to the center.

Read the full post at the Washington Post.