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Out of Control Spending and The Refrigerator Method

By ListenMoneyMatters.com | Andrew Fiebert and Matt Giovanisci

Almost 50% of Americans cannot come up with $400 if they needed it urgently. 1 in 3 Americans has $0 saved for retirement. In the U.S. it seems we’re much better at spending money then we are saving. This spending problem is leaving too many American households living paycheck to paycheck with close to nothing saved for the future. The savings rate has been falling for most of the past few decades. Maybe we stopped saving when our income growth flatlined after the recession, maybe it’s because we’re being buried in student loan debt, or maybe consumerism has taken over but it doesn’t change the cold hard truth that most people are not prepared for retirement at all.  Full Article HereLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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