Bank Account Ownership and Financial Wellness

According to a new study from The Center for Social Development at Washington University, many low-income households move in and out of using mainstream financial services, and on average, those with bank accounts are more financially secure than those who are unbanked. Unbanked is the common term used to describe households lacking both a checking…

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Financial Health and Food – Connecting the Dots

People who carry more debt for credit cards, cars, education, and health care have less optimistic outlooks on their ability to control their weight, based on a survey of the Lose It! community of food trackers. The survey was conducted in February 2016 among 4,118 people using the Lose It! mobile app, which enables people…

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As more Americans in the middle class lost financial ground in 2015, they’re also more financially mindful and plan to make financial resolutions in 2016 given rising interest rates and the financial volatility in 2015. Saving more, spending less, paying down debt – and especially managing their growing burden of health care costs – will…

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