This seems to be an unappreciated economic upturn. For over 10 years, our economy has continued to grow, our unemployment declined to new lows, yet according to a recent Gallup poll, Americans’ worry about their finances.
Much like the little engine that could saying, “I think I can,” as the economy slowly grew, many on board didn’t feel it. The Gallup poll says 40% are barely making ends meet or building debt. Interestingly, this sentiment is greater for those employed. Anxiety over paying for healthcare, children’s education and rent/mortgage are still at the forefront for the consumer. They don’t feel the improved economy has impacted them but rather the wealthy.