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Social media trumps bank accounts for young adults, survey says

Young adults in the U.S. are much more likely to check their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds than their bank account balances and transactions, according to a new survey. The percentage of Americans ages 18 to 34 who check their social media accounts once a day is more than triple the percentage who check their bank accounts daily, according to a national telephone survey conducted for the AICPA by Harris Interactive in recognition of National Financial Literacy Month.