Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Most Fiscally Responsible People Are in Northeast

By Jack Simony

A new study says New York, New Jersey and New Hampshire are home to the country's most fiscally responsible residents, USA Today reported.

After asking 28,000 people questions on five topical financial issues, the Investor Education Foundation of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority produced a state-by-state look at financial capabilites.

"If there has been a silver lining to the recession, it has refocused consumers' attention on their own personal financial habits, and this will be a wonderful tool," Gail Cunningham of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, told the newspaper. "It may be another wake-up call."

See where your state ranked.

-By Jack Simony

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