Americans lack critical knowledge about their personal finances, according to survey results released on April 1 as National Financial Literacy Month got underway.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling survey reveals 61% of adults - the most in six years - don't budget.
National Foundation for Credit Counseling research finds 37% of respondents would not marry someone with a lot of debt.
Foundation planning "Protect Your Identity" week with partners: Set for Oct. 20-27.
Of consumers surveyed, overspending at 54% outweighed other financial concerns.
Overspending the biggest regret, online poll respondents tell credit counseling group.
Two of five in national survey say they are saving less than a year ago and 39% said they have no non-retirement savings.
In spite of record breaking sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, some 91% of respondents plan to either cut back or spend nothing this holiday season, according to a poll taken on the website of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
Credit unions in Michigan and Missouri ground up a more than three tons of personal documents for members and others last week.
Financial education continued to provide the predominant theme underpinning the National Credit Union Foundation's most recent round of grant making, with the NCUF continuing to fund projects that it believes strike at an enduring financial problem effecting a broad swath of American consumers.