How Americans feel about their financial outlook

Intuit is committed to powering prosperity. So to better understand Amerians' financlial outlook, we conducted.a national survey to define what prosperity means to them, the barriers they face, and the solutions available to them.

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A Quick Summary

Prosperity Status: It’s Complicated

Prosperity is different for every American, but regardless of your circumstances, you should be able to live the life you want. Most Americans feel prosperity is currently out of reach, but are optimistic for the future.

Facing Financial Barriers

Nearly all Americans (87%) believe meeting financial goals is key to achieving prosperity. But the challenge of managing finances creates tough situations, like living paycheck-to-paycheck (45%), not having any money in a savings account (44%), being too far in debt (36%) and not being able to fully support themselves (19%).
 

As a result, most Americans are postponing key personal milestones like purchasing a home (30%), retiring (22%), starting a business (19%), starting a family (22%) or getting married (19%).

Facing Financial Barriers

Nearly all Americans (87%) believe meeting financial goals is key to achieving prosperity. But the challenge of managing finances creates tough situations, like living paycheck-to-paycheck (45%), not having any money in a savings account (44%), being too far in debt (36%) and not being able to fully support themselves (19%).
 

As a result, most Americans are postponing key personal milestones like purchasing a home (30%), retiring (22%), starting a business (19%), starting a family (22%) or getting married (19%).

Chasing the American Dream

Despite lingering concerns, Americans still have reason to hope for financial success. You’re also striving for mental and physical well-being (69%), healthy relationships (66%) and being able to provide for your families (64%) to live a prosperous life.