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More Than 40% of Americans Aren’t Investing Their Money, Survey Finds

Andrew DePietro

Americans had a lot of money regrets last year. In a separate GOBankingRates survey, a sizable portion of respondents — 11 percent — claimed that not investing in the stock market was their biggest financial regret of 2017. And, if the results of a new GOBankingRates survey hold true, it doesn’t appear that habit is changing.

GOBankingRates surveyed 5,000 Americans about their investing behaviors and habits. Survey takers were asked if they’ve ever invested in the past, if they’re currently investing, where they’re investing their money and more.

Click through to see the results and find out how Americans are investing their money.









This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: More Than 40% of Americans Aren’t Investing Their Money, Survey Finds

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