COUNTRY Financial Security Index
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February 2, 2016

Americans care more than you might think when it comes to their partner’s finances.

December 24, 2015

More Americans seeing a dip in confidence when it comes to debt management The past six months or so have led to a slight dip in consumer confidence in terms of debt management and their ability to pay their bills. The findings come from the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey. Earlier this year, 79 percent of men and women felt they were on top of their debt payments. Now that number is slightly lower at 74 percent, with fewer men and women convinced they can pay their debts as they come due. Again we find younger Americans are the …

December 15, 2015

The strongest areas of doubt for consumers surround retirement, debt and overall financial stability.

November 16, 2015

[Click Here for the official November COUNTRY Financial Security Index release and data results.] When people think of the holidays, warm and fuzzy thoughts may come to mind for many because of the excitement of decorating, shopping, baking and more. The list of fun and action seems merely endless, and one might think that it would include giving and putting in some volunteer hours. But that’s not truly accurate for the majority of Americans. Across the board it seems the charitable spirit might be a bit stale in the lives of many, as the holidays hardly influence how we give and donate our time.   …

October 20, 2015

With Halloween haunting the neighborhood next week, there’s enough fright in the air. But some fears will remain long after the last jack-o-lantern candle blows out. Did you know 83 percent of Americans have at least one financial fear keeping them up at night? That’s according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index.

August 25, 2015

[Click here for the official August COUNTRY Financial Security Index release and data results.] It’s no secret Americans love their pets. In fact, eight out of 10 pet owners think of their cat or dog as family, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index. However, Fluffy and Fido will also need some lovin’ from your wallet, too. We’re talking about potentially thousands of dollars in animal care over your pet’s lifetime. In fact, forty-three percent of Americans say their dog or cat cost them more than anticipated.   Here are a few simple steps to make the cost of welcoming a pet …