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Culture of Life

Money in The Bank

Facts of Life

BY Jim Cosgrove

November 04-11, 2001 Issue | Posted 11/4/01 at 2:00 PM


MONEY PROBLEMS often lead to marriage problems; but Americans now seem to be doing their families a favor. Use of credit cards is down and savings rates are up. Consumer debt did not rise from May to August, for the first time since 1992. Survey respondents claim the trend is likely to continue.

Over the next six months

Source: Gallup Poll cited by The New York Times, Oct. 18