when asked, say they have less than a month's income saved for emergencies
Source:Pew Charitable Trusts
This is from an aggregate of the balances reported in respondents' checking, savings, prepaid-cards, and cash. They were asked: "Please estimate the value of each of the following in your household:"
Amount of money currently in your household’s checking accounts; Amount of money currently in your household’s savings accounts; Amount of unused balances on prepaid debit cards; Amount of cash saved at home