When it comes to your finances, the best thing to do is figure out what works for you regarding earning, spending, and saving, and not think too much about what everyone else is doing.
You don't have to spend like everyone else if you don't want to. Your income might allow you to spend more than average, or you might prefer to save money, and cut your costs as much as possible.
When it comes to credit scores, it's better to be better than the average.
If your debt is less than the national average, that's great. If it's more, focus on repayment and you'll find your way to a reduced debt life.
What's considered average in one state may be well above average in another (and vice versa).
Ever wonder how concepts like the unemployment rate, trade deficits and inflation affect you? This week, let's take a look at topics you hear about in the nightly news.