Americans are far more confident about their own financial plans than they are about the nation’s. Northwestern Mutual released on May 8 the third in its series of research reports on the state of financial planning in America and found 79% of Americans say they are moving in the right direction when it comes to debt management, compared with 11% who said the same about the nation.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans said they were doing well in their career while 28% said the nation was moving in the right direction concerning jobs.
Two-thirds of Americans expressed confidence about their saving and an equal percentage agreed about their spending habits. However, just 12% said the nation was doing a good job saving, and 13% said national spending was on the right track.