A new report issued this week by Austin, Texas-based RetailMeNot, the largest digital coupon destination in the U.S., examined consumer behaviors on personal wealth, savings, confidence and buying patterns for 2014.
Major findings in the report included:
• Sixty-two percent of those surveyed used credit cards to pay for their winter holiday gifts.
• Nineteen percent of married individuals carried $500 or more in debt into 2014.
• Thirty-nine percent of people surveyed described themselves as spenders, not savers.
• Of those planning to shop online in 2014, the report said 87 percent plan to shop the same amount or more, with 26 percent planning to shop more.