One Maryland City Rated Top 5 in the Country in “Cities Where People Have the Best Money Management Skills” List

Leland Neighborhood Park in Chevy Chase

With good money management skills being crucial for financial success and a good credit score, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Cities Where People Have the Best Money Management Skills in 2024, with Chevy Chase making it on the list at #5.

According to the report, Chevy Chase residents have a median credit score of 772, a credit card debt to income ratio of 2.37%, mortgage debt to income ratio of 251.37%, car loan debt to income ratio of 8.08%, and student loan debt to income ratio of 13.38%.

In order to determine where Americans are best at handling their finances, WalletHub compared more than 2,500 cities based on 10 key indicators of money-management skills. The data set ranges from the median credit score to the average number of late payments to the mortgage debt-to-income ratio.

Cities with Best Money-Management Skills Cities with Worst Money-Management Skills
1. Cupertino, CA 2538. Greenwood, MS
2. Los Altos, CA 2539. Hampton, GA
3. Lexington, MA 2540. Davenport, FL
4. Palo Alto, CA 2541. Covington, GA
5. Chevy Chase, MD 2542. Maple Heights, OH
6. Sunnyvale, CA 2543. Locust Grove, GA
7. Saratoga, CA 2544. Ruston, LA
8. Scarsdale, NY 2545. Jonesboro, GA
9. McLean, VA 2546. Leesville, LA
10. Mountain View, CA 2547. Canton, MS

Emergency Savings Survey

  • Hidden danger of inflation: 35% of Americans say inflation makes it harder to save for emergencies.
  • Unprepared for emergencies: 44% of people are not confident they can cover an unexpected expense.
  • Dipping into the cookie jar: 3 in 5 Americans say inflation has caused them to dip into their emergency savings to cover day-to-day expenses.
  • Financial priorities: 2 in 5 Americans say paying off debt is their top financial goal, prioritizing it over things like building an emergency fund and contributing to their retirement savings.
  • Broke & bailed out: Nearly 1 in 3 people expect someone else to bail them out if they run out of money.
  • No savings to save the day: More than 2 in 5 Americans don’t have the financial means to come up with $5,000 in a day to save a loved one’s life.

To view the full survey, please visit:

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.



2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES



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