It turns out that money is such a big part of healthcare that over half of Americans (54 percent) said they’ve delayed medical care for themselves in the last 12 months because they couldn’t afford it. What’s worse is that almost a quarter of those surveyed (23 percent) delayed medical care for over one year due to financial issues.
Amazon remains a dominant force in taking on traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. Their entry into the grocery space, with the acquisition of Whole Foods, will put an even greater amount of pressure on big-box retailers such as Walmart. While both retailers draw consumers who are looking for affordable prices and the ability to find just about everything in one place, Americans living paycheck to paycheck may have different considerations when choosing where to shop.
Among those living paycheck to paycheck, roughly 1 in 8 streaming subscribers had an overdraft fee in the last year triggered by their subscription, tacking on a $35+ overdraft fee for a service that costs a third of the price.