Paying off debt is the top financial concern for residents of 32 states, according to a survey conducted by GoBankingRates, a personal finance website. The states where paying off debt was a top concern include Florida, New York, and California.
The second largest financial concern was not having enough money to fund an emergency, which topped the list in nine states, including Arizona, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. Not being able to retire was the top concern in six states, including New Jersey, Iowa, and Massachusetts. Paying for education was the top concern in Idaho and Hawaii. A lack of a stable income was the top concern in Rhode Island.
In conducting the survey, GoBankingRates spoke with 7,000 individuals in all 50 states.