The Great Recession left millions of Americans reeling, withmany buried under a mountain of debt when the housing bubble burstand credit card charges piled up.

With the economy continuing its slow recovery, it might havebeen expected that Americans would get their financial houses inorder. But according to's latest state rankingsof financial literacy, too many have not learned the hardlessons.

The rankings, which included the District of Columbia, showed awoeful lack of knowledge about managing finances.

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