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Host: Scott LaMar
What to look for on Smart Talk Monday June 2, 2014:
Do you pay your bills on time every month? Most Americans do, but only 39% of them use a family budget to keep track of their spending.
Fewer people are spending less than they did last year and the two biggest personal finance areas of concern are not having enough money for a rainy day or emergency and retiring without having a sufficient amount of money set aside.
Those are a few of the findings of a nationwide survey conducted for financial advisers and consultants.
Rick Rodgers President of Rick Rodgers Associates
We'll learn about the survey, its results, and what it can tell us from Rick Rodgers, a financial adviser and president of Rodgers and Associates in Lancaster.
Other results show only 39% of adults answered four of five multiple choice questions correctly about mortgage payments, interest calculations, and investments.
Some 35 million Americans carry at least $2,500 in credit debt over month to month.
What can be learned from this survey and are there changes we can make in our own lives to handle our money better?
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