Here are the most Googled money topics for every state

According to the research, the most popular money matters searched on Google were debt-related in Arizona, Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wyoming.

Fresh research from New Citizens Bank shows that 66% of Americans surveyed say that the loans they have from going to college hinder ”them from saving as much as they’d like.”

When it comes to that they would tell younger versions of themselves about paying for school if they could repeat the process, the most popular response was to “prioritize paying off student loans as soon as possible” at 43%. A whopping 53% also think that talking to with their parents about paying for school “earlier would have decreased the amount of student loan debt” that they racked up.

But the survey continued to paint a chilling picture, showing that overall, 74% of those surveyed “wish they had done more to minimize the burden of their student loans.”

ORC International polled 504 Americans who graduated from college having student loan debt for the bank’s research.

What people Google the most about money in each state and DC

But in a similar vein, the concept of debt seems to be on many Americans’ minds when they take to the internet. Recently updated information from Student Loan Hero shows the money topics that people Google the most in each state, the District of Columbia, and different cities.

According to the research, the most popular money matters searched on Google were debt-related in Arizona, Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wyoming.

While the write-up also features the most popular money topic in different cities, here are the most popular ones in each state. The company used Google Trends to come up with this list:

  • Alabama: “Build credit”
  • Alaska: “Compound interest”
  • Arizona: “Debt to income”
  • Arkansas: “Saving money”
  • California: “Cryptocurrency”
  • Colorado: “Capital gains”
  • Connecticut: “401k”
  • Delaware: “Bankruptcy”
  • District of Columbia: “Public Service Loan Forgiveness”
  • Florida: “Credit card”
  • Georgia: “Credit report”
  • Hawaii: “Bitcoin”
  • Idaho: “Home loan”
  • Illinois: “Property taxes”
  • Indiana: “Debt snowball”
  • Iowa: “How to budget”
  • Kansas: “Financial planning”
  • Kentucky: “Pension”
  • Louisiana: “Payday loan”
  • Maine: “Savings calculator”
  • Maryland: “Tax credit”
  • Massachusetts: “Refinance student loans”
  • Michigan: “How to make more money”
  • Minnesota: “Property tax”
  • Mississippi: “Social Security”
  • Missouri: “Earn more money”
  • Montana: “Loan calculator”
  • Nebraska: “Paycheck”
  • Nevada: “Buy a home”
  • New Hampshire: “Car loan”
  • New Jersey: “Car lease”
  • New Mexico: “New credit card”
  • New York: “Health insurance”
  • North Carolina: “Get a raise”
  • North Dakota: “Student loans”
  • Ohio: “Income tax”
  • Oklahoma: “Debt repayment”
  • Oregon: “Mortgage”
  • Pennsylvania: “Pay off credit card”
  • Rhode Island: “CD rates”
  • South Carolina: “Car insurance”
  • South Dakota: “Auto loan”
  • Tennessee: “Extra income”
  • Texas: “Best credit card”
  • Utah: “What is APR”
  • Vermont: “Retirement savings”
  • Virginia: “Pay off debt”
  • Washington: “Sales tax”
  • West Virginia: “Tax refund”
  • Wisconsin: “Credit union”
  • Wyoming: “Debt consolidation”

Jane Burnett|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at jburnett@theladders.com.