In this article, MarketWatch’s Kari Paul covers the Center for Financial Services Innovation’s U.S. Financial Health Pulse, posing the question: “Unemployment is at a 48-year low, so why are only 28% of Americans considered ‘financially healthy’?”

“The finances of Americans may not be as good as they look from the outside.

Despite optimistic metrics like a nine-year-long bullish, if volatile, stock market, higher than expected job and wage growth, and consumer confidence levels nearing record highs, millions of Americans continue to struggle, a study released Thursday from financial consultancy nonprofit the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) found.”

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