Overall finances: Men vs. women
Overall finances: men vs. women

Compared to 12 months ago, do you feel your overall financial situation is better today, worse today or about the same?

Statistically, it is a tie between those who feel worse off — 27 percent — and those who feel better off — also 27 percent of the responses. But men and women give strikingly different answers. Among men, 32 percent feel their financial situation is better than a year ago, compared to just 25 percent in December. Only 23 percent of women feel they are better off, though that was up from 18 percent a month earlier. Age is also a consideration, with one of every three respondents more than 50 years old saying they are worse off. Only 15 percent of people younger than 30 feel that way.

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