Financial statistics can help you track trends and see where you stand

Using financial statistics to set the right goals for budgeting, saving, managing debt and building credit.

Every financial situation is different, but knowing current financial statistics can help you evaluate where you stand. Is your debt level high or low compared to national averages and statistics from where you live? Is your credit score higher or lower that most people?

Knowing current personal finance statistics essentially helps you understand if it’s just you or if it’s really the economy. A weak economy generally signals that it’s time to shore up your budget, start saving and focus on minimizing debt. This kind of information can help you get ahead of the curve to maintain financial stability.

The articles in this section all focus on the most current financial statistics. You can find more information about average national statistics for debt and credit at the bottom of the page.