Saving Money Remains Low Priority In US ยป Financial Security Index Charts

Financial security in the US rose in November to the highest level in five months, according to a national Bankrate survey.

Americans noted improving confidence in job security, debt, net worth and overall financial situation in the monthly tally. Overall, their responses pushed Bankrates Financial Security Index to 101.3. Thats the highest since June, when it hit 101.5. Any reading above 100 indicates improved financial security over the past 12 months.

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Despite the general financial security, Americans still noted a lagging comfort level with their personal savings when compared with the previous year. Nearly one-third said theyre less comfortable with their savings, while one-fifth said theyre more comfortable.

The telephone survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from Nov. 6 to 9 with 1,000 adults living in the continental US It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.