How did you fare financially in 2017?

How did you fare financially in 2017?

With the year drawing to a close, we wanted to find out if you’re financially better off now than you were at the start of January 2017.

Whether you saved money, paid off debt, overspent, borrowed, had a pay rise etc, tell us how your household finances fared over the past year.

Please select ONE option under the relevant category.

Results

I’m female aged under 25 (153 votes)
My finances are in better shape 86 votes (56%)
My finances are in worse shape 40 votes (26%)
My finances are about the same 25 votes (16%)
I don’t know 2 votes (1%)
I’m female aged 25 – 34 (898 votes)
My finances are in better shape 506 votes (56%)
My finances are in worse shape 180 votes (20%)
My finances are about the same 206 votes (23%)
I don’t know 6 votes (1%)
I’m female aged 35 – 49 (1391 votes)
My finances are in better shape 682 votes (49%)
My finances are in worse shape 324 votes (23%)
My finances are about the same 379 votes (27%)
I don’t know 6 votes (0%)
I’m female aged 50 – 64 (1423 votes)
My finances are in better shape 608 votes (43%)
My finances are in worse shape 315 votes (22%)
My finances are about the same 491 votes (35%)
I don’t know 9 votes (1%)
I’m female aged 65+ (564 votes)
My finances are in better shape 185 votes (33%)
My finances are in worse shape 74 votes (13%)
My finances are about the same 302 votes (54%)
I don’t know 3 votes (1%)
I’m male aged under 25 (203 votes)
My finances are in better shape 140 votes (69%)
My finances are in worse shape 25 votes (12%)
My finances are about the same 37 votes (18%)
I don’t know 1 votes (0%)
I’m male aged 25 – 34 (920 votes)
My finances are in better shape 630 votes (68%)
My finances are in worse shape 124 votes (13%)
My finances are about the same 159 votes (17%)
I don’t know 7 votes (1%)
I’m male aged 35 – 49 (1096 votes)
My finances are in better shape 657 votes (60%)
My finances are in worse shape 181 votes (17%)
My finances are about the same 253 votes (23%)
I don’t know 5 votes (0%)
I’m male aged 50 – 64 (1011 votes)
My finances are in better shape 562 votes (56%)
My finances are in worse shape 143 votes (14%)
My finances are about the same 305 votes (30%)
I don’t know 1 votes (0%)
I’m male aged 65+ (784 votes)
My finances are in better shape 391 votes (50%)
My finances are in worse shape 82 votes (10%)
My finances are about the same 308 votes (39%)
I don’t know 3 votes (0%)
I’m agender (or I don’t wish to disclose my gender) (27 votes)
My finances are in better shape 10 votes (37%)
My finances are in worse shape 3 votes (11%)
My finances are about the same 12 votes (44%)
I don’t know 2 votes (7%)

                   8,470 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.