The August Discover U.S. Spending Monitor dropped to 80.5, its lowest level since March 2009. This after having plummeted 13 points since the January figure of 93.1, down 2.2 points from the July recording. This is thanks in great part to uncertainty over the debt crisis and wild swings in the stock market, with 64% of Americans rating the economy as poor- up from 62% in July- and 64% of consumers feeling economic conditions are worsening, a 5-point jump from July. However, 33% of consumers rated their finances as good or excellent, 3 points higher than the month prior. But, 53% of consumers feel their finances are getting worse, 1 point lower than July, although 47% of consumers in August planned to having money left over after paying bills, compared to only 45% in July.