More Americans plan to consider financial resolutions when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, a new Fidelity Investments survey says. The annual study found that 42% of Americans plan to make financial New Year’s resolutions, up from 35% last year. Results of this year’s telephone survey included 1,006 adults ages 18 and older.
The resolutions come as the economy continues to weather a storm, the survey found. Of those planning to make a financial resolution, 80%, expressed a continued desire to save, and 78% said that this year’s economic events have made them more determined. “The historic economic events over the past two years have shaken many Americans, but they have also spurred positive saving behaviors,” said Fidelity Investments Vice President Ken Hevert.