Plan Your Financial Future
Dolores Kong

Instead of saying you have no finances to plan, why
not plan to have finances? A recent survey
commissioned by the Consumer Federation of America
and the Financial Planning Association found that
the number of Americans worrying about their
personal finances has increased, especially those
who are young and less affluent. For instance, from
February 2002 to April 2003, the percentage of
Americans who were extremely or very worried about
personal finances increased to as high as 27 percent
among those aged 18 to 24, and to as high as 23
percent among those earning less than $25,000. Both
organizations urge folks to get a personal financial
plan, and to participate in a national campaign
entitled "America Saves." To find out more, go to