This is the first of 4 infographics around our Foundation's
"National Financial Capability" study.
One in five Americans struggle to make ends meet. One indicator
of stress related to making ends meet includes difficulty in covering
monthly expenses and bills. The good news is that in most cases
spending can be controlled—and you might even be able to put money
away for a rainy day.
Please review the attached draft script (DRAFT Episode 1 Making
Ends Meet.5.19.docx). It provides the story and gives important
Datos a incluir en la infografía
· One in five Americans struggle to make ends meet.
· 19% of people surveyed reported spending more money than their
income over the previous twelve months. An additional 36% spent equal
to their income.
· Over a quarter [26%] of respondents said they were behind on
· And 21% said they paid their mortgage late at least once in the
This overdue debt can compound a household’s ability
to meet monthly financial obligations.
Call to action: "Try this: write down all your expenses and all
your income sources this month—and compare the two. If expenses are
higher, where can you cut back?"