Overall consumer confidence rose to 81.4 in June, according to The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index. This was a notable improvement from the previous month, when it was 74.3. The gains represent a positive feeling about current financial prospects, as well as optimism that it could get even better in the future.
There was a gain in the Present Situation Index measurement in the report, as it rose to 69.2 from the previous level of 64.8. For the Expectations Index, it rose to nearly 90, up from May’s figure of 80.6.
Many young people may be feeling positive about their own personal financial situation for a number of reasons. This could be due to an improvement in savings structure, or just an overall better level of financial discipline.
Despite this, there still may be some aspects of a person’s finances that need tweaking. A report from Bankrate.com noted that less than one-quarter of Americans have enough saved in order to help them get through six months. Another 27 percent would struggle immediately, as they don’t have any funds saved up.
In order to help alleviate a situation like this, it may be necessary for some young people to take savings more seriously. This could be an important tool whether they are just starting out in the workforce, or if they are starting a family. Whether it is money to help them get through a rough patch, saving for a child’s education or even keeping an account for retirement, a number of benefits could be had.