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Americans have grown more cautious and disciplined in handling their money since the financial crisis struck in 2008, a survey by a leading mutual fund company suggests. People say they don’t spend as much, save as little or embrace as much risk as they did before the crisis, according to a survey of nearly 1,200 people by Fidelity Investments.
So much for kicking back at the lake house, long afternoons of golf or pretty much anything baby boomers had dreamed about in retirement. Read More
Baby boomers are starting to retire, but many are agonizing about their finances and believe they’ll need to work longer than they had planned, a new poll finds. Read More
The public verdict is in and overwhelming: The better the education people get, the stronger the U.S. economy will be, a poll shows. But don’t count on folks to support higher taxes to improve schools.
Eighty-eight percent say a country’s education system has a major effect on its economic health. Nearly as many — 79 percent — say the U.S. economy would improve if all Americans had at least a two-year college degree, according to an Associated Press-Stanford University poll… Read More
Americans say giant federal deficits trouble them, but they’re reluctant to charge ahead with a budget-cutting drive that would hurt the programs they like, a new poll shows.
With a bipartisan commission appointed by President Barack Obama ready to unveil its ideas for mopping up the red ink, an Associated Press-CNBC Poll shows the public divided over accepting the pain needed to address the problem. That wariness underscores the political risks Obama and Congress would face should they embark on a serious effort to shrink federal shortfalls…read more Read More