All things considered, now is a pretty good time to be an active participant in the U.S. economy.
Jobs are plentiful. The market has been on a winning streak. And while rising interest rates are a mixed bag, savers can at least rest easy knowing their emergency cash will soon start to earn just a bit more.
It’s somewhat surprising, then, to learn that despite all of these factors, more adults have a negative financial outlook than a positive one. In a recent GOBankingRates study, 28% of Americans say they feel anxious about their finances, compared with just 19% who feel optimistic. And that’s a pretty startling pill to swallow, especially since most Americans also believe they’ll earn more money in 2018 than they previously did.