How your financial values have changed: An exclusive Money poll
Come back in a few days for more extras from our financial values survey: A reader gallery, a video exploring people's shifting attitudes, and a quiz for you to take!
Since 2008, the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression has dramatically changed the way millions of families manage their money and their lives.
Now, more than three years after the collapse of financial institutions, stock prices, and home values, enough time has passed to ask a critical question: Which of our newfound habits and values will really stick, lasting even after the economy rebounds — and which won’t?
To help define the new normal, Money and Time magazines collaborated on a pair of wide-ranging surveys in late summer to explore Americans’ changing financial values.
Many surveyed families reported that they are relenting on knee-jerk resolutions made at the height of the crisis. But many also have stuck with big behavioral shifts such as quality time with family and saving more for retirement — two areas where the readings today are even higher than they were at the deepest point of the pullback.
Money will publish a full report from these surveys — including commentary from different families who embody changing financial values — in our November issue, which will arrive on newsstands October 14th. In the meantime, here are key takeaways and statistics from our research (http://www.m-rr.com/money_financial_values_poll.pdf).
And for additional survey coverage from TIME, visit TIME's Moneyland blog.
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