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 …

August 3, 2015

According to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index, Americans are feeling more optimistic about investing in a college education than in recent years.

June 15, 2015

According to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index, 82 percent of Americans feel parents should bear the responsibility of teaching their children about money matters.

May 19, 2015

[For the official May COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey and results, click here.] Americans are feeling better about finances than they have since 2008, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index. The index, which measures Americans’ attitudes toward their finances, jumped 2.1 points to 66.9, which is the highest score reported since the financial crisis. Although nearly four out of five Americans say their fiscal situation is on track to improve or at least stay the same, college remains a source of anxiety: A Sunny Financial Outlook College aside, Americans report increased levels of confidence in all areas of …

April 20, 2015

Would you delay retirement for a trip of your dreams? The latest COUNTRY Financial Security index found 49% of Americans would.

March 19, 2015

The word retirement might send chills down your spine, but according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index, not everyone feels that way.