Tag: Americans

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Gallup: 41% of Americans Say They’re Financially Worse Off Than One Year Ago

February 7, 2022


A new survey shows that 41% of Americans say they are financially worse off today than one year ago (January 2021), while an identical 41% say they are financially better off. However, this is well below the financial optimism people […]

Capital and Risk, Credit

One sure-fire prediction for 2018: Americans will take on even more debt

December 18, 2017

Via: Market Watch

Perhaps Americans should add “paying off debt” to their New Year’s resolution lists. This year marked an unwelcome milestone for consumers, with credit card debt reaching a new high. As of June 2017, Americans owe a record $1 trillion on […]

Retail Banking

Why Americans Have Millions of Dollars in Foreign Bank Accounts

December 13, 2017

Via: GOBankingRates

Many Americans have money in foreign bank accounts for a variety of reasons that range from business dealings to personal needs. GOBankingRates surveyed more than 300 adults living in the U.S. and found that some have amounts in offshore accounts […]

Capital and Risk, Credit

10 Surprising Reasons Why More Americans Have Credit Card Debt

December 1, 2017

Via: GOBankingRates

When used responsibly, credit cards are a useful addition to your wallet. They’re not only safer than cash, they can also build your credit rating. And some cards include a rewards program, helping you save money on future purchases. But […]

Capital and Risk, Credit

This Is the Most Popular Type of Credit Card Among Americans

November 29, 2017

Via: GOBankingRates

Nearly 200 million Americans have credit cards, according to Statistic Brain Research Institute. How people use them and what kinds of cards they use vary, however. GOBankingRates surveyed more than 2,000 Americans about their credit card behaviors and preferences, asking […]

Capital and Risk, Credit, Regulations

Bipartisan Bill Would Give Small Businesses a Tax Credit for Employee Training

October 24, 2017

Via: Insurance Journal

A bipartisan group of congressmen has filed legislation to encourage employers to invest more in training and educating their employees. The legislation would create a tax credit for 25 percent of the first $5,000, or up o $1,250, that an […]