Financial Security Index

Fiscally Fearful? Financial Security Index Dips Again

A new poll from shows that only 17% of Americans feel better off financially than they were a year ago. The Financial Security Index fell from 93.9 to 92.8 in October to its second lowest level this year.

Americans Feel Even More Financially Insecure

According to's latest Financial Security Index, consumers' feelings about their money and job situations reached a new level of despair for 2011 in early August, with the index hitting a low of 92.3, down from 95.6 the month before.