So Money - Episode 1133

Ask Farnoosh

Farnoosh Torabi

*This episode is brought to us by COUNTRY Financial.

We’re looking ahead and helping you answer some of your 2021 money questions today.

I’ve recently partnered with COUNTRY Financial, and they conducted a survey checking in on how Americans are feeling about their finances. Are we optimistic? worried?

Well, 38% say they believe their finances will improve in the New Year. And ahead of this episode I asked YOU on Instagram for your top financial questions as we ring in 2021, so we’ll be tackling some of those in a moment with special co-host Troy Frerichs, Vice President of Investment Services at COUNTRY Trust Bank.

We’ve got questions about what to do with an inheritance someone recently received, whether to max out a 401(k) before the tax deadline and whether to use savings for paying down debt or keeping it put?

The COUNTRY Financial Security Index, a survey conducted by Ipsos, an independent research firm, on November 6-9, 2020 of 1,015 American adults (18+). The full survey results can be found in the COUNTRY Financial newsroom at

Troy’s comments are his own, and while he is here on behalf of COUNTRY Trust Bank, anything stated should not be considered individual investment advice.

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