Tag: Survey

Survey: 65% of Americans Have No Idea How Much They Spent Last Month

Most people don’t keep very good track of all their finances. While you may not know your credit score off the top of your head or have your bank account number memorized, the assumption is that you know what really counts: your everyday expenses. Yet the evidence suggests that when it comes to their budgets,…

Stocks gain as German survey fuels optimism; dollar firm

LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks edged higher on Monday after a survey showed German business morale rebounded in May, boosting optimism around economic re-openings, although caution prompted the dollar to snap a rare losing streak. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks in front of a…

34% of Retirees Spend More Than They Budgeted, a Survey Says

When we’re young, many of us envision retirement as a time of freedom and relaxation after decades in the workforce, but this isn’t always how it goes. Retirement means life on a fixed income: an income you essentially guess at based on your goals and estimates of inflation, life expectancy, and investment growth. Optimism is…

Canadian Survey of Consumer Expectations—First Quarter of 2020

Household finance, credit and house prices As with their expectations for wage growth, consumers’ expectations for growth of household income went up slightly in the first quarter of 2020, remaining below the peak observed in the first half of 2018 (Chart 5). Expectations for spending growth edged up and continued to surpass expectations for income growth,…