Re: New study says 64% of Americans have less than $1,000 in the bank

was laid off December 30th of last year and only just now was able to find a job. I had run out of unemployment benefits at the beginning of May and so had no income for a month and a half until emergency unemployment kicked in. No health insurance but chronic health problems. I don't have a penny left but intend to re-build a savings account and a retirement account. My point is, not everyone has the ideal conditions to maintain extra money and I'm actually pretty impressed I lasted so long