To kick off Financial Literacy Month, the National Foundation
for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and the Network Branded Prepaid Card
Association (NBPCA) released their annual
Financial Literacy Survey
The survey questioned 2,037 adults to gauge Americans' attitudes
about personal finance. Although the percentage of Americans who
say they pay bills on time and have no debts is up to 71 percent
(from 64 percent in 2012), a strong majority (77 percent) say they
still have financial worries.
The biggest worry is not having enough savings for emergencies
or retirement, a worry more than half of Americans share.
Meanwhile, 26 percent of Americans are apprehensive about not being
able to meet their financial obligations, including debt. Credit is
another source of worry -- about one in five Americans are anxious
about their credit scores and lack of access to credit. Despite
worrying about credit scores, the survey found that most consumers
aren't doing much about it -- 65 percent failed to review their
credit reports in the past year.
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