January is Financial Wellness Month: Here Are 3 Tips To Start The Year Off Financially Strong

You're reading January is Financial Wellness Month: Here Are 3 Tips To Start The Year Off Financially Strong, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. 2020 is not only the start of a new year—it also marks a new decade full of opportunities for growth, improvement and forward momentum. One specific area in which many people could stand to improve is financial management. January is Financial Wellness Month, making it an ideal time to work toward this goal. Almost 60% of Americans consider debt to be a major roadblock in the pursuit of their 2020 financial goals, according to a recent survey from GoBankingRates. This data also reveals that, while one in four Americans are stressed about finances, only 35% prioritize tools like a budget to track expenses and save money. Despite a steady flow of income in most American households, according to the State of the U.S. Financial Capability report: 31% cannot earmark $2,000 for a possible emergency;29% forego routine healthcare due to costs;23% have unpaid medical bills;19% sometimes overdraw their checking accounts;19% have been late on a mortgage payment;16% have taken a loan from their retirement plan. Similarly, in a July 2019 survey of more than 1,700 individuals throughout the United States about their health insurance plans and coverage(s), HealthMarkets found that more than 80% of uninsured respon...
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