Americans are entering this holiday season in decent financial shape generally. It doesn’t entirely feel that way, with rising inflation, labor shortages, container-ship bottlenecks and other stresses.
But the landscape is good and even improving in a lot of ways — some obvious, like the continuing economic expansion, and others more subtle. Here are some of the financial and investment markers that are benefitting many or most people.
Giving thanks for bank apps
When was the last time you worried about your bank’s website or other mobile capabilities? Probably not for a long time. If a recent survey of 2,200 people from the American Bankers Association is accurate, 99% of consumers rate their bank’s online or mobile aps as excellent, very good or good. It’s a rare reminder that nearly all Americans can agree on something.
Also, four in five respondents in the survey agreed that innovation and technological advancements in…