The financial downturn has prompted Americans to make some improvements where their finances are concerned, namely to reduce spending and increase savings, but when it comes to revolving debt outside of their mortgages, they are doing little to improve their situations.

And their focus on the present might also cause other long-term goals such as saving for retirement to suffer.

Subscribe Now

Access to premium content including in-depth coverage of mutual funds, hedge funds, 401(K)s, 529 plans, and more.

3-Week Free Trial

Insight and analysis into the management, marketing, operations and technology of the asset management industry.