The pandemic has hit Americans hard, with 43% reporting no emergency savings and 38% accumulating personal debts of $3,000 or more in the past year. But as vaccines become increasingly available, we found a rising sense of optimism about economic recovery.
Americans love Halloween. As our third-favorite holiday, it even ranks above New Year’s and birthdays, only losing out to Christmas and Thanksgiving. The holiday is rooted in celebrations of the dead and, in American culture, revolves around spooky goblins, ghosts, and horror flicks. Although many are enamored with the […]
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the average American held more than $30,000 in debt, and 38% reported having less than $1,000 in emergency funds, according to a recent survey by Clever. Moreover, a study by CareerBuilder found that 80% of workers live paycheck to paycheck, including 10% of six-figure earners. […]
The current economic situation in the United States seems dire: Widespread non-essential business closures as a response to COVID-19 have led to skyrocketing unemployment rates. Although job availability has increased since April, the unemployment rate is still above 11% (compared to only 3.5% in February), and states that have previously lifted restrictions are starting to […]