North Dakota most money-savvy state, Mississippi leastStaff writer ▼ | October 12, 2015
North Dakota is the most money-savvy state while Mississippi is the least, according to GOBankingRates' study evaluating financial smarts and resource availability of residents in each state.
Finance Study by GOBankingRates
Banking Services: Utah, Wisconsin and Montana performed best in this category, with households in these states more likely to have a checking and savings account and less likely to use alternative financial services.
Saving and Investing: No. 1 most money-savvy state North Dakota ranked best in this category, with California and New York also scoring in the top ten.
Financial Literacy: Texas and Georgia both tied for best in the financial education category, while Massachusetts, Connecticut, Arkansas and Kansas tied for worst with unfavorable statewide financial education policies. ■