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Release Date: February 25, 2019
- First National Bank of Omaha Releases Data From 2019 ‘Savings' Survey -
OMAHA, Neb. Feb. 25, 2019 - In recognition of the start of America Saves Week, which takes place through March 2, First National Bank of Omaha today released the results of its 2019 Savings Survey. The survey examined Americans’ habits, behaviors and priorities when it comes to saving—covering an array of topics from goal setting to monthly spending to retirement planning.
The survey found that 63% of Americans do not set annual savings goals. In addition, 53% say they are currently living paycheck to paycheck.
“With debt and living expenses on the rise in much of the country, the importance of setting financial goals—and sticking to them—has never been greater,” said Jerry J. O’Flanagan, Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking, First National Bank of Omaha. “The hardest part of saving? Getting started. However, once a savings plan is in place, the key is to regularly reevaluate and readjust your savings efforts for maximum impact.”
Among the survey’s additional findings:
Additional data from the survey results is available upon request.
The study was conducted online using Survey Monkey. One thousand participants were polled, spanning across the United States. The demographic of those polled represented a broad range in generation, geographic location, and gender.