Fourth Quarter 2014 Research on American Workers

American workers are feeling more financially fit than a year ago as their economic outlook improves, according to new research from The Principal Knowledge Center.

Key findings

Financial fitness

  • 46% of workers consider themselves financially healthy, up 18% from last quarter
  • 33% of workers say paying down debt is their top money management priority
  • 24% of workers say saving for retirement is their top goal

Holiday spending (and saving)

  • 51% of workers are setting a budget – of those, 87% plan to stick to it
  • 61% plan to spend the same as last year – 53% say that’ll be less than $500
  • 65% of workers plan to give back to charity this holiday

Ringing in the New Year

  • 65% of workers will make a financial New Year's resolution
  • 33% say paying down debt is their top money management priority for 2015
  • 24% say saving for retirement tops their list
Fourth quarter 2014 research on american workers

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