Americans unprepared for financial disaster

The Takeaway

One half of all Americans are not prepared for financial disaster. A survey from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that half of all Americans couldn’t come up with $2,000 in cash in 30 days. Beth Kobliner discusses the results.


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