Not Everyone's Financial Picture is a Horror Film

A new survey asking respondents to choose a movie title that best describes their near-term financial future revealed more positive outlooks than negative.

Allianz Insurance Company of North America said 37.9% of respondents made positive choices, 35.5% indicated uncertainty, and 26.6% made a negative pick. The most positive respondents fell in the age group 25 to 34, while the most negative age group was 65 and older, according to a press release.

The most neutral were those nearing but not yet in retirement, in the age range of 55 to 64.

The movie titles and number of respondents selecting each were:

  • “Where the Wild Things Are”—35.5%;
  • “Up”—29.2%;
  • “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”—8.7%;
  • “Hangover”—13.6%; and
  • “The Ugly Truth”—13%.

Allianz CMO Nancy Jones commented: “The country seems to be moving out of ‘The Perfect Storm,’ but we must make smart savings decisions to ensure ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’”