Social Security, Home Buying and More: Our Most-Read Financial Literacy Stories

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Although 80% of Americans consider themselves to be financially literate, according to a recent GOBankingRates survey, many still admit that there are areas they wish they knew more about. The survey found that more than half of Americans (52%) wish they had more education on how to invest for 2022, 37% feel they need more education/information on retirement planning, one-third (33%) feel they need more education on taxes, and over one-quarter think they need more education on Social Security (30%) and managing debt (26%).

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GOBankingRates is aiming to help educate Americans on these topics and more through our Financial Literacy Month series, “How Well Do You Know Your Money?” If you’ve missed any of our coverage, now’s the time to catch up on our most-read stories from the past month.

  1. Here’s How Much Cash You Need Stashed if a National Emergency Happens
  2. 3 of the Best and Worst Mortgage Lenders
  3. 9 Expert Tips on Reaching Financial Independence When You’re Single
  4. 10 Important Social Security Questions Answered
  5. The Top 18 Money Skills To Learn in Your 30s and 40s
  6. 10 ‘Normal’ Money Habits That Are Actually Harmful
  7. Shopping Mistakes You’re Making and How To Stop
  8. How Financial Literacy Changes Once You’re Retired
  9. Is It Ever Still a Good Idea To Mail in a Check To Pay a Bill?
  10. 6 Steps To Take Before Buying a House
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Gabrielle joined GOBankingRates in 2017 and brings with her a decade of experience in the journalism industry. Before joining the team, she was a staff writer-reporter for People Magazine and Her work has also appeared on E! Online, Us Weekly, Patch, Sweety High and Discover Los Angeles, and she has been featured on “Good Morning America” as a celebrity news expert. 
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