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Jun 04, 2019, 10:01 ET Paying the Price of Parenting: More than Half of Americans Willing to Go Into Debt to Put Their Child Through College

The recent college admissions scandal sent shockwaves through America and revealed the extreme lengths that some parents will go to get their...


Mar 12, 2019, 10:00 ET Fake it 'Til You Make It: Americans are Buying Homes but Can't Afford the Down Payment

The American Dream of owning a home is still alive, as millennials are prioritizing purchasing a home ahead of getting married, paying off debt and...


Dec 12, 2018, 10:00 ET Bah! Humbug! Nearly 3 in 4 Americans Plan to Spend Less or the Same this Holiday Season

When it comes to holiday spending, many Americans are planning to scale back on lavish purchases this year. In fact, 50 percent plan to spend the...


Sep 26, 2018, 10:30 ET Your Ride Is on the Way: More than Half of Americans Are Using Shared Services Like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb

The sharing economy continues to provide ways for Americans to save and earn money, but most are using shared services as customers, not to earn...


Jun 20, 2018, 10:30 ET Failure to Launch: Americans Still Rely on Parents to Help with Mobile Phones, Gas, Groceries and Health Insurance

The line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, and as a result, many Americans are delaying financial liberation from their parents. ...


Mar 21, 2018, 10:30 ET New Study: Despite Recent Market Volatility, More than Half of Americans Feel Financially Prepared For Their Financial Future

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently showed signs of a correction after suffering two daily drops of more than 1,000 points. Despite the plunge, ...


Dec 13, 2017, 09:00 ET 'Tis the Season of Debt: More than Half of Americans Admit to Making Poor Financial Decisions this Holiday Season

When it comes to holiday spending, Americans are willing to go to some extremes to afford gifts – even if they don't have the means. More than half...


Oct 04, 2017, 10:00 ET Back to School, Back to Debt: More than One Third of Americans Worry They May Never Be Able to Repay Student Loans

Americans are buried in student debt and many are struggling to make their monthly loan payments. Yet, an overwhelming number still think a...


Jul 13, 2017, 12:00 ET Ten Years After Financial Crisis, Nearly One-in-Three Americans Still Feeling the Sting

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the housing market crash of 2007 and financial crisis known as the Great Recession, the COUNTRY Financial...


May 18, 2017, 08:00 ET America's Retirement Dilemma: More than Half Aren't Saving for It and a Third Fear Ability to Retire

Americans report they are worried about affording retirement, but over half say they aren't saving money to retire. The latest COUNTRY Financial...


Apr 13, 2017, 08:00 ET Study Finds Men Significantly More Likely to Seek Out Financial Advice Than Women

To coincide with Financial Literacy Month, COUNTRY Financial has released a new study that looks at what Americans seek financial guidance around the ...


Feb 15, 2017, 08:00 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 regards...


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 reality. However, the ...


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 Financial...


May 17, 2016, 07:00 ET Eighty-one Percent of Americans Have Fears About Retirement

Uncertainty looms over working Americans who fear they won't be able to realize a comfortable retirement. Eighty-one percent of those in the...


Apr 19, 2016, 08:30 ET Wedding Woes: Nearly 90 Percent of Americans Believe the Average Wedding Costs Too Much

Celebrating a wedding is an exciting time for couples and their families; however, anticipating and planning for the momentous occasion can also lead ...


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" shouldn't...


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 them to...


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 on...


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 at...


Aug 25, 2015, 07:00 ET Americans Love their Pets...But not the Costs that Come With Them

Americans love their pets – so much that nearly eight out of 10 (78 percent) cat and/or dog owners view them as family members. However, our...


Jun 16, 2015, 07:00 ET Father's Day Finance: Americans Doubt Parents' Ability to Talk Money

This Father's Day, consider how your kids are learning to manage money. According to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index, 82 percent of...