37% Of Americans Live On Financial Edge
[su_right_ad]It’s frightening how many Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck and barely surviving.
If your rainy day fund is light, you have plenty of company.
According to a newly released report from Bankrate, 24 percent of Americans have more credit card debt than emergency savings, and 13 percent are not much better off—they don’t have credit card debt but they don’t have emergency savings either. Put another way, more than a third of Americans are living at risk of a financial crisis.
“Americans are woefully undersaved for emergencies,” said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate. “By not having emergency savings and using some of your available credit, your options in the event of unplanned expenses are much more limited.”
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