List Of Top 17 Financial Problems Facing American Families

List Of Top 17 Financial Problems Facing American Families

Nearly a quarter of Americans called “health care costs” and “lack of money or low wages rank” the “most important financial problems” facing their families, according to a recent Gallup poll.

These concerns were followed by issues like “too much debt or not enough money to pay debts,” “college expenses,” “retirement savings” and “cost of owning/renting a home.”

Notably, Healthcare this year has returned to the top of the list for the first time since early 2010.

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Here’s a look at the most pressing financial problems American families facing:

1. Health care costs – 14% of U.S. adults

2. Lack of money/low wages – 14% of U.S. adults

3. Too much debt/Not enough money to pay debts – 9% of U.S. adults

4. College expenses – 8% of U.S. adults

5. Retirement savings – 6% of U.S. adults

6. Cost of owning/renting a home – 6% of U.S. adults

7. High cost of living/Inflation – 6% of U.S. adults

8. Unemployment/Loss of job – 5% of U.S. adults

9. Taxes – 4% of U.S. adults

10. Lack of saving – 3% of U.S. adults

11. Energy costs/Oil and gas prices – 2% of U.S. adults

12. Social Security – 2% of U.S. adults

13. Stock market/Investments – 1% of U.S. adults

14. Transportation/Commuting costs – 1% of U.S. adults

15. Interest rates – 1% of U.S. adults

16. State of the economy – 1% of U.S. adults

17. Controlling spending – 1% of U.S. adults

18. Other – 2% of U.S. adults

19. None – 17% of U.S. adults

20. No opinion – 8% of U.S. adults

The poll was conducted Jan. 5-8, 2015 with a sample of 804 voting age adults in all 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC.

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.