Survey: The top cause of financial stress in Hawaii isn't the cost of living

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Updated: Sep. 17, 2018 at 2:50 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - What's your no. 1 cause of financial stress?

If you answered "debt," then you're like a lot of Hawaii residents, according to a recent survey from

In fact, 67 percent of Hawaii survey takers said debt was their top source of financial stress.

And that's not too surprising. A separate survey found that Hawaii has the highest average debt per person, at a whopping $869,250.

That's more than three times the debt of the second most-indebted state, Maryland.

Of those surveyed in Hawaii, 83 percent said they carried a mortgage and three-fourths said they had credit card debt.

GoBankingRates said the most common cause of financial stress nationally is the everyday costs of living.

This story will be updated. 

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