Gap Between ‘Haves’ And ‘Have-Nots’

A new study by the nation’s top self-regulating enforcement group for the investment community shows the gap between every-day Americans and the affluent has continued to grow over the past 10 years, including a growing number of Arkansans who are struggling with balancing financial obligations with mounting medical debt.

The nonprofit Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released its national survey on financial capability on June 20 that finds the gap between the Haves and the Have-nots continues to widen. That story includes a growing number of cash-strapped Americans who are failing to save money, struggle with student loan debt and face decreasing financial literacy, despite economic growth and declining unemployment over the past 10 years.      MORE

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