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LITTLE ROCK – A higher percentage of Arkansans outspent their income in 2012 compared
to three years earlier, however, a slightly higher ratio of Arkansans have a “rainy
day fund,” compared to 2009, according to a study by the Financial Industry Regulatory
The “Financial Capability Study” compared the money use habits of American consumers
in 2009 to 2012. The study found that in 2009, 16 percent of Arkansans were spending
more than they earned. That number rose to 20 percent in 2012. Nationally, the percentage
of consumers who outspent their income declined slightly from 20 percent in 2009 to
19 percent in 2012.
The percentage of Arkansans who had a “rainy day fund,” or savings for unexpected
situations such as economic downturns, illness or job loss, increased from 30 percent
in 2009 to 37 percent in 2012. (See: www.usfinancialcapability.org/results.php?region=AR)
Creating an emergency fund is one of four financial goals that consumers need to build
financial stability, said Laura Connerly, assistant professor for the University of
Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
“Personal finance can be confusing and many consumers aren’t sure where to start when
planning for their financial future,” she said. “Long-term financial goals may vary
for consumers based on future hopes and dreams but there are still some basic targets
that apply to everyone.”
She recommends these four steps:
For more information on personal finances, download these publications:
If you would like more information on healthy money managing, contact your county
extension office or visit us online at www.uaex.uada.edu.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons
regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin,
religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any
other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
By Mary HightowerThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org