As the deadline looms for Americans to finalize their resolutions for 2013, financial planning is one focus that will not be appearing on a many lists.
In the New Year’s Resolution Survey from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life), 84 percent of respondents said financial planning will not be among their resolutions for the coming year. This is the highest percentage in the survey’s four-year history.
In spite of the domestic and global financial crisis currently underway, 32 percent of respondents believe they do not make enough money to “worry” about financial planning and 20 percent said they don’t have a financial professional to assist them—a 3 percent increase from 2011. However, 26 percent of respondents said they will not have a financial focus in 2013 because they feel they already “have a solid financial plan.”