Americans Are Feeling More Comfortable About Debt

The financial shocks that began in 2007 prompted a lot of Americans to change their free-spending ways, especially when it came to taking on debt. Several years on, some Americans may be reversing course, either by choice or necessity.

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    05/22/2018 - 9:54 am | View Link
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    05/18/2018 - 2:06 am | View Link
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    Dr. Okazaki says that while young people might think they’re sparing their immigrant parents by not talking about how much they’re struggling, they may only be making their problems worse — if you’re already feeling depressed or anxious (or any ...
    05/17/2018 - 9:49 am | View Link
  • Most Americans distrust their 401(k) plan providers
    shared relevant information about the plan or retirement savings and feeling as though the provider is acting in the participant’s best interest. About 19% of respondents said they know how to estimate money for retirement and 21% feel comfortable ...
    05/14/2018 - 4:21 am | View Link
  • Americans Are Getting More Comfortable With Giving Up TV
    Even though over 96% of homes in the United States have a television, an increasing number of people would be comfortable giving theirs up ... up their television with only 16% of those ages 18-29 feeling that giving up TV would be very hard.
    05/7/2018 - 12:05 am | View Link
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    05/22/2018 - 7:52 pm | View Website
  • "Life on Demand Study Reveals New Social Norms: 40 percent ...
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    05/21/2018 - 1:41 pm | View Website
  • How to make Americans feel comfortable and welcome ...
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    05/20/2018 - 1:35 pm | View Website
  • Most Americans distrust their 401(k) plan providers ...
    Only about half of Americans expect to feel comfortable in retirement, a new Gallup report found, and one major concern is not having enough income during those retirement years.
    05/14/2018 - 7:16 am | View Website
  • Why does the rest of the world feel comfortable in ...
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    04/26/2018 - 3:37 pm | View Website
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