Provincewide poll shows BC men and women have different financial priorities for 2017

Last November Mustel Group conducted a provincewide telephone poll for BCBusiness, asking 500 people what they plan to do with their money in 2017.

Overall the top choices were fairly evenly split between reducing debt (24.3 per cent) and saving for retirement (22.3 per cent), but analysing the responses by demographic groups showed different financial priorities for men and women. Men were more interested than women in investing (23.1 per cent versus 14.1 per cent), while more women planned to reduce debt (28.5 per cent versus 19.7 per cent).

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