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North Dakota most money-savvy state, Mississippi least

Staff 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.
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Finance   Study by GOBankingRates
The leading personal finance website investigated all 50 states and the District of Columbia, ranking each on important factors of financial health: residents' use of banking services, their saving and investing behaviors, and the availability of statewide financial education policies.

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.