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How do Americans feel about their job security, net worth, level of savings and debt? Bankrate's Financial Security Index gauges the marketplace each month and Bankrate experts provide insight for mastering your money.
Less cash in hand and more money in the tank has American consumers cutting back.
Financial emergencies led 19 percent of Americans to tap into retirement money in the last year.
The Financial Security Index finds people concerned with the present and putting future retirement at risk.
A large majority of Americans say they’d switch banks over higher checking fees.