Americans are divided on their outlook for the economy in 2010, with 32% thinking the status quo will prevail, 28% expecting things to get worse, and 29% hoping for improvement, according to a survey by Country Financial.

“With the past few months of mixed economic signals, most Americans are still uncertain about their financial future,” said Keith Brannan, vice president of financial security planning for Country Financial. “However, many people have adopted smart ways of dealing with the financial uncertainty, like paying down debt and saving money. These smart choices, along with reviewing and updating their financial plans, can help Americans achieve financial security.”

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