faces of worried people Whenasked about how confident they are about their own economicsituation, two thirds of people are only “somewhat” confident—theycan manage their bills comfortably enough. (Photo:Shutterstock)

For many Americans, the American dream is receding into thedistance as worries about the possibility of recession in the next year loom.

According to new data from CUNA Mutual Group, while just sixmonths ago survey respondents graded themselves at B minus whenasked to evaluate their prospects for achieving the American dream,that's now fallen to a C.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.