The New Year is less than a week away, which means some folks will be making their annual New Year’s resolutions. And while some may want to lose weight or get healthier, a new survey finds a lot of people are focusing on more financial resolutions this year.
A new Slickdeals survey finds:
- 73% of Americans are making resolutions about being smarter with money in the New Year.
- For many, it’s because 2020 was a pretty bad year for them financially.
- In fact, 47% describe the year as difficult financially.
- Not surprisingly, 53% of people say the pandemic was responsible for their bad financial situation.
- 49% were paying more bills
- 42% had medical expenses
- 34% had some sort of income loss
- 23% were laid off or furloughed
- And for 59% of people, they simply sent more money out of boredom during lockdown.
So, what sort of financial resolutions are people planning to make for 2021? They include:
- Getting out of debt (38%)
- Removing unnecessary bills (33%)
- Seek out more deals/coupons (33%)
- Spending money more wisely (33%)
- Using a savings app (30%)
Source: SWNS Digital