10:32 am September 5, 2012, by David Markiewicz
According to a new survey by an online lender, one in four Americans considers himself or herself poor, while one in three individuals under the age of 30 feels that way.
The online poll done for CashNetUSA.com also found that people age 50-59 were less likely to regard themselves as poor, with only 14 percent of individuals in that category describing themselves that way.
Americans could stand to pay better attention to their funds, too, the poll seems to suggest.
Only 25 percent of those responding said they strictly follow a budget. Another 48 percent said they loosely follow one. And 27 percent said they have no budget at all.
People with incomes below $30,000 were more likely to follow a budget (36 percent did), versus those with incomes above $75,000. Just 18 percent of people in that group budgeted.
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