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Georgia Among 2017's Least Financially Savvy States

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October is National Financial Planning Month and about two in five U.S. adults grade their knowledge of personal finance a “C” or worse. Georgia is among the worst states when it comes to financial know-how.

The personal-finance website WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia in more than 20 areas including annual savings account average, personal bankruptcy rate, and total debt as percentage of median income . Analyst Jill Gonzalez says Georgia ranked near the bottom of its list of "2017’s Most & Least Financially Savvy States."

Georgia Among Worst in Nation for Rate of Uninsured

Oct 4, 2017
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The national uninsured rate is back on the rise after dipping to a record low of 8.6 percent in 2016. Georgia is among the states with the highest number of uninsured, according to analysts with the personal finance website WalletHub. They compared the rates for all 50 states to compile its list of 2017’s Uninsured Rates. Jill Gonzalez says Georgia ranked 47th.

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Georgia is one of the most diverse states in the nation, that’s according to the personal finance website WalletHub. The company complied its list of 2017’s Most and Least Diverse States in America and the Peach State ranked 13th on the list. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says they looked at diversity in a variety of ways including cultural and ethnic, socioeconomic, household, and religious.   

Georgia is one of the toughest states when it comes to driving under the influence. Georgia is making a rare appearance in the top five on a recent list by the personal finance website WalletHub. Georgia ranks number two on its 2017 list of strictest and Most Lenient States on DUI. Jill Gonzalez says the Peach State doles out strict punishment for drunk driving.

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Georgia ranks near the bottom of the list of 2017’s best and Worst States to have a baby. The personal finance website WalletHub studied all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine the most ideal places to have a baby. Analysts studied 20 key measures of cost, accessibility, and baby-friendliness. They included the costs of having a hospital birth for both conventional and C-sections deliveries, annual average infant care costs, and pediatricians per capital.  Jill Gonzalez says the Peach State came in at number 44.

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