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

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

GOBankingRates survey finds the most popular 2016 New Year's Resolution in every state. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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LOS ANGELES--()--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

Release Summary

GOBankingRates.com surveyed over 5,000 people on their top New Year’s resolutions for 2016, finding 'enjoying life to the fullest' is the No. 1 goal of Americans next year.

Contacts

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