Least financially literate states

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Employers are investing more in financial wellness benefits, and everything from retirement accounts to student loan repayment benefits are reaching the forefront of the news. But employees in some states may need more financial wellness education than others.

Wallethub examined financial-education programs and consumer habits in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The personal finance website looked at 17 key metrics ranges from high-school financial literacy grade to share of adults with rainy-day funds.

When selling financial wellness benefits, advisers may want to consider looking more closely at these markets.

10. Rhode Island
Total score: 56.15 (out of 100)

Wallet Literacy Rank: 39 (out of 51)

Financial planning habits rank: 21 (out of 51)

Financial knowledge and education rank: 46 (out of 51)
9. South Dakota
Total score: 56.06

Wallet Literacy Rank: 36

Financial planning habits rank: 34

Financial knowledge and education rank: 44
8. Hawaii
Total score: 55.82

Wallet Literacy Rank: 33

Financial planning habits rank: 22

Financial knowledge and education rank: 50
7. Kentucky
Total score: 55.47

Wallet Literacy Rank: 48

Financial planning habits rank: 44

Financial knowledge and education rank: 32
6. Oklahoma
Total score: 55.45

Wallet Literacy Rank: 41

Financial planning habits rank: 46

Financial knowledge and education rank: 34
5. New Mexico
Total score: 54.45

Wallet Literacy Rank: 41

Financial planning habits rank: 46

Financial knowledge and education rank: 34
4. Delaware
Total score: 54.83

Wallet Literacy Rank: 31

Financial planning habits rank: 45

Financial knowledge and education rank: 43
3. Mississippi
Total score: 54.58

Wallet Literacy Rank: 30

Financial planning habits rank: 51

Financial knowledge and education rank: 39
2. Alaska
Total score: 53.11

Wallet Literacy Rank: 43

Financial planning habits rank: 37

Financial knowledge and education rank: 51
1. Louisiana
Total score: 51.01

Wallet Literacy Rank: 49

Financial planning habits rank: 49

Financial knowledge and education rank: 48