WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said those topics are all connected.
“Job security makes people feel safe in regards to money, and they can plan for things like retirement, and engage in cleaner,
more sustainable living,” Gonzalez said in an email.
But Fremont’s wallet fitness metrics included some more troubling numbers. Residents’ mortgage debt as a share of median earnings was a whopping 469 percent, the 140th worst share in the nation. Given the median price of housing in the Bay Area, that’s not surprising.