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According to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, more than half of adults are planning to spend more (14%) or the same (40%) in 2011 than they did last year, with the majority of that spending focused on themselves. Personal savings rates are still well above pre-recession levels and consumers will remain focused on saving, but they will set aside less than they did in 2010. After setting aggressive savings goals for 2010, $14,000 on average, consumers are paring back their savings target this year to a more modest $2,600.
Pamela Codispoti, senior vice present and general manager of Cardmember Services, American Express, says “… it’s encouraging to see that (consumers) feel more optimistic about their finances… they’re setting more realistic savings goals and… gained some financial breathing room to spend a bit more than in 2010.”