WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The stock market is up and the economy is on the mend, but Americans are still struggling to find a financial foothold, according to the Thrivent Financial/ Kiplinger Survey of Family Finances released today. The results—which appear in the June 2010 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine on newsstands May 11 and online now at kiplinger.com/links/moneysurvey—reveal that while the economy is recovering, 84% of Americans are worried about their finances.
Other key findings of the wide-ranging poll, conducted by Synovate eNation, delved into the differences between sexes, between spouses and partners, and among age groups. Highlights include:
“The ‘new frugality,’ is perhaps here to stay,” said Patrick Egan, director, Asset Management, for Thrivent Financial. “However, while expectations may have shifted, security and stability are well within reach for those who take the time and make the effort to set financial goals and monitor progress.” Additional findings:
“Whether readers are getting their financial bearings or are seasoned investors, the Thrivent Financial/Kiplinger survey indicates that Americans are worried about the future,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. “Now, more than ever, we at Kiplinger’s pride ourselves on offering readers practical advice about personal finance and investing. The latest example is “Smart Moves for Life’s Big Events,” which accompanies the survey in our June issue.”
Conducted in March 2010, the Synovate eNation online survey polled 1,000 adults 18 years of age or older in the contiguous United States. The survey has a margin of error of 3% points.
Readers can log on to kiplinger.com/links/moneysurvey to take the Thrivent Financial/Kiplinger Survey, and see how they stack up.
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