‘Enjoying Life to the Fullest’ is 2016’s Top New Year’s Resolution, Survey Finds

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Financial resolutions of ‘saving money’ and ‘paying down debt’ found
to be less popular than ‘enjoying life to the fullest,’ finds
GOBankingRates in its new 2016 resolutions survey

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To find out where Americans want to make improvements in their lives in
2016, leading personal finance website GOBankingRates.com surveyed over
5,000 people on their New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year.
Nearly half (45.7 percent) of the participants shared that enjoying life
to the fullest is their top New Year’s resolution.


To see the full survey findings, visit: http://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/enjoying-life-2016s-top-new-years-resolution-survey/

“Who wouldn’t want to live life to the fullest?” said Cameron
Huddleston, GOBankingRates’ Life + Money columnist. “Unfortunately, the
small things in life can get in the way of actually enjoying life.
Perhaps that’s why so many people are resolving to enjoy life to the
fullest — as a reminder to take advantage of the time they have.”

Americans’ 2016 New Year’s Resolutions:

  • Enjoy life to the fullest (45.7%)
  • Live a healthier lifestyle (41.1%)
  • Lose weight (39.6%)
  • Spend more time with family and friends (33.2%)
  • Save more, spend less (30.1%)
  • Pay down debt (27.5%)

While participants had the option to choose multiple resolutions from
the list, the majority (55.3 percent) only chose to tackle one goal in
2016.

Additional Findings:

  • More than half of Americans (57.6 percent) are setting a money goal.
  • Women are more focused on enjoying life to the fullest than men (at
    47.6 percent vs. 41.4 percent) as well as losing weight (at 40.3
    percent vs. 36.7 percent of men).
  • While millennials are the age group most concerned with spending less
    and saving more money in 2016, Gen Xers are the most focused on paying
    down their debt.
  • “Enjoy life to the fullest” is the top resolution of residents in 30
    states.

See the No. 1 resolution of people in your state at: http://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/top-new-years-resolution-every-state/

About GOBankingRates:

GOBankingRates.com is a leading portal for personal finance and
consumer-banking information, offering visitors the latest on everything
from finding a good interest rate to strategies for saving money,
investing for retirement and getting a loan. Its editors are regularly
featured on top-tier media outlets, including U.S. News, Forbes, CBS
News, Huffington Post and more.

Contacts

GOBankingRates.com
Connie Lundegard, 310-297-9233 x112
conniel@gobankingrates.com