• Americans' top 10 financial goals — and why some of them are shocking

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    There’s a theory that when we put our goals down in writing, we have a greater likelihood of achieving them. This holds true for everything from weight loss to personal organization to finances. And since we’re here to focus on the latter, let’s cut to the chase and see what the public is focusing on at present. According to a NerdWallet study, here are Americans’ most pressing financial goals over the next 10 years:

    1. Paying down debt (58%)
    2. Saving more money (53%)
    3. Avoiding further debt (42%)
    4. Saving for vacation (31%)
    5. Opening a retirement account, or ramping up contributions to an existing one (28%)
    6. Buying or leasing a car (27%)
    7. Buying a home (23%)
    8. Starting a business (10%)
    9. Saving to have children (8%)
    10. Saving for a wedding (8%)

    Do we have our priorities straight?

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