Note: This article is courtesy of Iris.xyz

By Mary Beth Storjohann

If you’re someone who feels a little anxious when it comes to your personal finances, you’re not alone.

You may be surprised to learn that, in fact, fifty percent of Americans have less than one month’s income saved for a rainy day and fifty-six percent of people have no idea their credit score is the most important factor for applying for a mortgage, car loan and new credit card. One in four people have almost nothing saved for retirement, with about twenty-six percent of workers reporting their household has less than $1,000 saved according to a new report from Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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