Holiday Budget Cause Concern
One in four adults (24 percent) is concerned they will struggle to pay for holiday gifts this year. That number goes up to one in three (35 percent) among those with children under 18. People in their 30s are the most worried about affording presents, at 37 percent.
These results show how the economic environment may affect people’s ability to make ends meet.
The 1,000 adults polled expect it will be hard to pay for these things in the next six months:
- Holiday gifts – 24 percent
- Medical bills – 16 percent
- Mortgage or rent – 15 percent
- Education or student loans – 14 percent
“The holidays are a stressful time, but these findings suggest Americans are feeling an extra pinch this year,” says Keith Weinberger, senior director of marketing at CashNetUSA.com.
About the Survey
This CashNetUSA.com survey was conducted online in September 2012 by TNS Omnibus among a nationally representative sample of 1,000 American adults ages 18 and over. The margin of error for the national sample is approximately three percent. Surveys are subject to other error sources as well, including sampling coverage error, recording error, and respondent error.
The complete findings and data of the CashNetUSA.com survey are available below.
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What financial difficulties do you forsee facing in the next six months?