73% of Americans Have a 2021 New Year’s Resolution Centered Around Being Smarter with Money, Slickdeals Survey Finds

The vast majority (73%) of Americans say they have a New Year’s resolution this year that centers around being smarter with money, according to new research commissioned by social platform for shopping Slickdeals.

The survey of 2,005 Americans, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Slickdeals, aimed to reveal how 2020 affected Americans’ financial status and how they look at bettering their situation in 2021.

According to the results, 47% of respondents stated that 2020 was a difficult year for them financially and 53% of Americans point squarely at the pandemic as the cause.

Twenty-three percent of those polled were laid off or furloughed, while 34% say they had some other type of sudden income loss.

But there were other causes, too. Nearly half (49%) say they were paying more bills in 2020 and 42% had some medical expenses for which to account.

There was also a somewhat unique and unconventional reason finances struggled in 2020: 59% say they went overboard on spending due to the sheer amount of boredom the lockdown brought them.

Top 5 Ways Americans Plan on Overhauling Their Finances in 2021

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%

To learn more about the survey, visit here.

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