Study: Hattiesburg residents best at managing debt

A recent financial study shows Hattiesburg residents are the best in Mississippi at keeping their debt in check.

The study, conducted by SmartAsset — a New York financial tech company — shows Hattiesburg has the highest debt-savvy index in the state at 37.64. The Hub City is followed in the study by Columbus (37.61), Biloxi (33.99), Meridian (24.78), Jackson (10.59) and Greenwood (9.27).

SmartAsset is a financial tech company, offering automated advice on a range of big personal finance decisions from home buying to retirement, said Steve Sabato, senior public relations associate at SmartAsset. We aim to provide the best financial advice on the web through data and technology.