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These American cities are at risk of crashing

Espresso Logo By Adam Bisby of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Are you living on the brink of an economic crisis? If your home base is near the bottom of the “City Fiscal Strength Index,” you may be closer to the brink than you think. The index, compiled by The Fiscal Times, ranks America’s 116 largest cities using financial data from municipal reports. Based on factors such as balance-to-expenditure ratios, unemployment rates and real-estate values, the most fiscally fit place on the latest index is Irvine, followed by five more Californian cities. Which 20 cities are at the other end of the index? Read on to find out…

These American cities are at risk of crashing

Are you living on the brink of an economic crisis? If your home base is near the bottom of the “City Fiscal Strength Index,” you may be closer to the brink than you think. The index, compiled by The Fiscal Times, ranks America’s 116 largest cities using financial data from municipal reports. Based on factors such as balance-to-expenditure ratios, unemployment rates and real-estate values, the most fiscally fit place on the latest index is Irvine, followed by five more Californian cities.

Which 20 cities are at the other end of the index? Click ahead to find out.

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