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More Americans feel anxious than optimistic about their finances: Study

January 23, 2018

Via: USA TODAY
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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.

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