Small shifts in income can have a big impact on American families, many of whom are living paycheck to paycheck. Unemployment, extended sick leave, declining sales in your own business are all reasons to stop and think about where the money is going.
But what if you earned a little more next year? Say, 10% more? What would you do with it? Nielsen asked this question in a survey and got some interesting answers. Though a quarter of respondents said they’d sock away some of it in a savings account, 29% wanted to spend it on travel or a vacation. Right behind that with 20% was recreation and entertainment.