Category: Lifestyles+Events

Parents with Dependent Adult Children to Seek Financial Planning Advice

The line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, and as a result, many Americans are delaying financial liberation from their parents. The latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index revealed that more than half of Americans (53%), aged 21 to 37, have received some form of financial assistance from a parent, guardian or family member since turning 21, with one-third (37%) of them receiving money monthly and more than half (59%) receiving money a couple of times a year.

Business Starters to Promote Pet-Friendly Workplaces to Attract Employees

A recent study conducted by Nationwide, in partnership with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), reveals that 90% of employees in pet friendly workplaces feel highly connected to their company’s mission; fully engaged with their work and willing to recommend their employer to others. In contrast, less than 65% of employees in non-pet friendly workplaces made the same claims.

61% of Travelers Would Rather Stop at a Restaurant than a Rest Stop

While some travelers prefer to stop at a highway rest area when they need a break, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance found that a majority of drivers who travel long distances would prefer to stop at retail locations instead.

Home Improvement Accident-Related ER Visits are 23% More Likely to Affect Millennials than Boomers

Millennials are more likely than baby boomers to land in the ER from a DIY home improvement project gone awry, and that overzealousness may be because they are eager to show off their latest project on social media, according to a new survey by SoFi.

Over 70% of Dads Crave Their Daily Cup of Coffee

Amora, a subscription-based company delivering premium coffee and tea directly to consumers across the U.S., today announced the results from its Father’s Day survey, which found that 72% of fathers are likely to drink coffee or tea at least once a day. These results come on the heels of Amora’s Mother’s Day survey insights, which found 74% of mothers drink coffee or tea on a daily basis.

21% of Americans Have Not Started Saving for Retirement

Americans feel under-prepared for the financial realities of retirement, according to new data from Northwestern Mutual. Nearly eight in 10 (78%) Americans are “extremely” or “somewhat” concerned about affording a comfortable retirement while two thirds believe there is some likelihood of outliving retirement savings.

Over 70% of Home and Auto Owners Don’t Have a Plan to Handle Surprise Maintenance Costs

Budgeting for monthly expenses like groceries and utility bills is a no-brainer, but according to a new study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Americans aren’t budgeting for essential home or car maintenance. The research found that the majority (80%) of homeowners and (74%) of auto owners don’t have a plan or budget in place and tend to procrastinate or deal with home and car maintenance issues as they arise. In fact, almost half of Americans (48%) have less than $1,000 saved for home maintenance issues or repairs and one in three have no money saved. When it comes to auto maintenance, the majority of Americans (60%) are saving less than $500 and more than one-fourth aren’t setting aside any money at all.

Helping Travel Planning Clients Make the Most of Their Vacation Dollars

The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is one of the most popular periods of the year for travel. According to Expedia data, the average trip duration in the summer is two times longer than the rest of the year, meaning travelers are looking for their dollars to stretch even further for airfare and lodging.

82% of Parents Want Children to Swim by Age 5

In honor of National Water Safety Month, a national survey commissioned by Swimways Corp., a leading pool and outdoor recreational products manufacturer, revealed that more than 4 out of 5 parents understand that learning to swim by age 5 increases a child’s self-confidence. However, 88% of parents were unaware that learning to swim before age 5 can also aid in the development of mathematical skills. In addition, the survey found that only 14% of parents understand that swimming can help develop oral expression, and less than half of those surveyed understood that swimming can boost children’s social skills.

Millennials are Increasingly Open to Buying Beer in New Retail Environments

“The market hears about fragmentation quite a bit, but its effects can’t be underestimated—even in categories that have historically boasted clearly defined paths-to-purchase. Today, information is everywhere, choice is rampant, and even the most traditional consumer journeys are shifting.”

46% of Homeowners Would Like to Remodel Their Kitchens to Better Host Guests

Delta Faucet revealed the results of its biannual Homeowner Index survey, which found one in four Americans would spend upwards of $20,000 on their kitchen remodel this season. With an overwhelming majority of homeowners (89%) planning to host a summer gathering, it comes as no surprise that nearly half (46%) of respondents named the kitchen the room they would be most likely to remodel.

Online Dating Sites Can Sell Online Profile/Bio Writing Services

Plenty of Fish (POF), a dating app for conversations, today released Conversation Nation 2018. The study, which surveyed 2,000 U.S. singles over 18 years of age, revealed conversation as the benchmark for chemistry and compatibility. Seventy-four percent of singles say conversation is the #1 indicator of chemistry, even over physical attraction.

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