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Feb 15, 2017, 09:00 ET New Study Reveals Cars and Technology Worth More to Americans than Weddings and Vacations

As tax season comes into full swing, many Americans are taking a closer look at their finances to determine if they should cut costs or use their...


Jan 05, 2017, 09:00 ET New Study Finds Economic Sentiment Post-Election Differs Widely Between Millennials and Baby Boomers

In a national survey taken just days after the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections, a gap exists between Millennials and older generations with...


Sep 22, 2016, 10:00 ET Parents Give Children Realistic Expectations on the Cost of Chores in America

The value of a dollar can be a hard concept for children to grasp. When it comes to finances, kids tend to think big and beyond...


Jun 14, 2016, 07:00 ET Americans' financial outlooks reach a new norm

 After a significant increase in positivity toward personal finances last year, sentiments have stagnated, according to the latest COUNTRY...


Mar 22, 2016, 07:00 ET Spring cleaning season could give Americans a fresh start on financial security

 As spring sets in, many Americans will take time to organize closets, clean out cobwebs and dust in dark corners – but "spring cleaning"...


Mar 01, 2016, 07:00 ET Americans Unsure of What Impact Economic Conditions Will Have on Personal Finances

 Americans have a lack of confidence in the economy following the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike and a rocky start to the year in global...


Feb 02, 2016, 07:00 ET Until Debt Do Us Part: Americans place importance on strong finances in relationships

 More than half (54) percent) of Americans say finances have been a source of tension in their romantic relationships, but that isn't causing...


Dec 15, 2015, 07:00 ET Americans Confidence in Financial Security Slips After Reaching Highest Levels Since the Recession

Americans feel slightly less confident about their financial security than they did six months ago. The negativity follows months of market...


Nov 17, 2015, 07:00 ET 'Tis The Season of Giving? New Survey Says Perhaps Not

 Many people associate the holiday season with giving, but contrary to popular belief, 71 percent of Americans say the holidays have no impact...


Oct 20, 2015, 07:00 ET Boo! Retirement and Healthcare Expenses Top American Financial Fears

This Halloween, it's not just Casper giving Americans a scare! Eighty-three percent of Americans have at least one financial fear keeping them up...


Feb 09, 2015, 07:00 ET Money Matters: When to Talk Money With Your Valentine

In time for Valentine's Day, the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey reveals about half of Americans prefer the "sooner-is-better"...


Jan 12, 2015, 07:00 ET Americans Ring in New Year with Financial Optimism

 On the heels of a successful 2014, Americans feel confident about their 2015 financial outlook. According to the latest COUNTRY Financial...


Dec 11, 2014, 07:00 ET Americans' Wallets Aren't Ready For The Holiday Shopping Season

 The weaker-than-expected start to the holiday shopping season might have less to do with the quality of the deals than the struggling state of...


Nov 13, 2014, 07:00 ET Half of Parents Haven't Saved for College

While college hopefuls just submitted their early admission applications, many parents are finding themselves with far less than they hoped to have...


Oct 21, 2014, 07:00 ET Americans Share Their Biggest Financial Fears

Americans are finding cause for concern with their finances, and uncertainty over their spending habits and overall financial confidence might be...


Sep 16, 2014, 08:00 ET Home Ownership is the Foundation of the American Dream

Although the memory of the mortgage crisis is just a foreclosure sign or vacant lot away, for an overwhelming majority of Americans, home ownership...


Aug 19, 2014, 08:00 ET Half of Americans Sit on Stock Market Sidelines

 The stock market might have rebounded since the financial crisis, but according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index® survey,...


Jul 15, 2014, 06:04 ET Failure to Launch: Job Struggles Hinder Perception of College Education Value

 Colleges and universities continue to have to prove their worth as young adults experience a post-graduate failure to launch, according to the...


May 20, 2014, 06:00 ET One in Four Americans' Nest Egg Balance: $0

The sluggish economic recovery may have put many Americans on a back foot when it comes to saving enough to retire when they would like to, but a...


Feb 11, 2014, 06:00 ET For Love or Money? Survey Reveals Different Approaches Among Americans

They say love can make you do crazy things. But so can money. The latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index® survey reveals just what effects...


Jan 14, 2014, 06:00 ET By The Numbers: Main Street and Wall Street At Odds

 When it comes to economics, Wall Street predictions don't seem to be dictating Main Street sentiments. According to the latest COUNTRY...


Dec 17, 2013, 06:00 ET Americans Embrace 2014 with Financial Optimism

Americans are approaching 2014 with a positive financial outlook.  According to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index®, 32 percent...


Nov 19, 2013, 06:00 ET Americans Celebrating with Cash, Not Credit, This Holiday Season

 Americans may be trying to avoid the "holiday hangover" this year with a no-credit shopping season. According to the latest COUNTRY Financial...


Oct 22, 2013, 06:00 ET Many Americans Predict Short-Lived Housing Recovery, but Don't Care

 The housing market has been touted as helping to drive the economic recovery, but Americans seem to feel that may be short-lived. According to...


Sep 05, 2013, 09:00 ET The Great Recession - Five Years Later: Financial Security Redefined

 In the late summer and fall of 2008, Americans were just beginning to feel the height of the Great Recession. This period was marked by high...