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Slickdeals TeamDecember 27, 2021 at 11:53 AM1 min read

Americans Hopeful for a New Financial Direction in 2022

Our latest survey reveals a renewed optimism for financial success this upcoming year.

With an ongoing pandemic, rising prices on nearly everything, and changes in the employment landscape, Americans are headed into 2022 with money on their minds. 

Slickdeals recently commissioned a survey to examine personal financial goals of Americans heading into 2022 compared to last year’s survey on the same topic.

This survey of 2,000 U.S. residents, conducted by OnePoll, showed that 76% of respondents have new year’s resolutions centered on being smarter with their finances, up from 73% who stated the same last year.

Financial Climate Change in 2021

The current survey reveals more of a sense of hopefulness than the prior year, with 62% of respondents saying 2021 was easier on their finances. That number was only at 31% last year. 

The reason for this hopefulness could stem from Americans facing fewer financial struggles in 2021 compared to 2020. In last year’s survey, nearly half of respondents (47%) dealt with financial difficulties in 2020. Only 15% of respondents saw financial difficulties in 2021. Increasing employment numbers was also a reason for renewed hope. 76% of respondents had full-time employment in 2021, up from 58% in 2020.

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