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TransUnion Survey Finds More Than Half of Americans Resolve to Commit to Financial Fitness in 2013
New TransUnion Product Helps Members Get on the Path to Save More Money, Spend Less, Pay Down Debt
By: Marketwired .
Dec. 17, 2012 03:30 PM
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- With only a week until Christmas, many consumers are still out buying and wrapping gifts for loved ones, but TransUnion finds that more than half of Americans are already looking ahead to 2013 and to achieving their financial resolutions in the New Year.
According to a recent Zogby Analytics survey commissioned by TransUnion, more than half of Americans surveyed (53.5 percent) say one of their financial resolutions for 2013 is to save more money. This was followed closely by those who wanted to spend less on unnecessary expenses (48.7 percent) and pay down existing debts (42.3 percent).
"The new year is the perfect time for consumers to appraise their current financial situation and make goals for where they want to be at the end of 2013," said Heather Battison, senior director at TransUnion responsible for consumer education. "TransUnion's new TransUnion Plus offers tools to help consumers understand their credit information, assess their current spending habits, set monthly budgets, manage their debt load, protect their identity -- and most of all, help them achieve their financial goals for this year."
TransUnion provides the following five tips to help consumers get financially fit in 2013:
TransUnion Interactive, Inc. is a consumer subsidiary of TransUnion. As a global leader in credit and information management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion helps improve efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering comprehensive data and advanced analytics and decisioning. For consumers, TransUnion provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals. Through these and other efforts, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies worldwide. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago, TransUnion reaches businesses and consumers in 33 countries around the world. Follow us on Facebook. www.transunion.com
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