According to The Federal Reserve, 47% of Americans do not have financial security and cannot access $400 in a financial emergency without going into debt or selling something. This means that nearly half of U.S. households do not have sufficient savings to withstand a financial emergency without difficulty or acquiring debt.
The Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2017 is a survey of 12,000 people who reported on their income, employment, unexpected expenses, banking and credit, housing, education, and retirement planning in late 2017. The report does show some encouraging news. In fact 74% of adults report that they feel at least “okay” financially. This is an increase of 10% from the survey in 2014. Still, the fact remains that many individuals and families continue to struggle financially.
Two significant things help achieve financial security:
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