These 7 Data Points Reveal the Sorry State of Americans’ Finances

More Americans may think they’re “living comfortably” or “doing okay,” but many are far from fine.

In a survey of about 5,700 people released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve, respondents said they are doing better than in recent years, but the results show they are still facing tough choices, leading them to make some bad financial moves, from taking on risky loans to undersaving for retirement.

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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