Would you rather have more money or a more stable financial life? A striking 92% of Americans in a recent survey chose stability - a sign of the deep undercurrent of financial insecurity running through the world's richest country. A new book called "The Financial Diaries, How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty" explores this insecurity in remarkable detail. Its co-author, Rachel Schneider of the Center for Financial Services Innovation, discusses the research and its far-reaching implications in NextBillion's latest podcast.
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