The Washington Post writes:
“Marco Rubio made $174,000 as a U.S. senator last year. He earned $52,000 from book royalties and a university teaching position, and at least $5,000 more from rental property.
And yet, the 43-year-old Florida Republican also made what is typically viewed as a desperate financial maneuver — cashing out nearly $70,000 in retirement funds.
As Rubio runs for president, newly disclosed personal finance details have drawn fresh attention to a long-running problem during his political career: his struggles with money.
Rubio is one of the least wealthy senators or presidential candidates, offering a potential contrast with rivals such as Hillary Rodham Clinton (D), who charges eye-popping sums to deliver speeches, and Jeb Bush (R), who comes from a well-heeled family.
But the problem isn’t so much his income; it’s his spending. Over the years, Rubio’s spending habits have drawn regular scrutiny from opponents and have put him in an uncomfortable spot.”