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Visegrad household savings: mostly driven by GDP

By on 24 November 2016

GDP has a significant effect on total savings in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. That’s concluded in ‘Panel analysis of the influence of macroeconomic factors on the household savings’, published by researcher Jan Buleca in October this year.

The present extending fall in real consumption in the Euro…

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Wealth of parents strongly predicts our own wealth

By on 4 November 2016

Our wealth position at our fortieth birthday appears to largely depend on two factors: the wealth of our parents and extent to which we all build a financial buffer during our youth. Researchers recently concluded this on the base of personal finance data of 650,000 Danes in the years…

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Happy adolescents have more affluent parents

By on 31 October 2016

A child who’s raised by affluent parents has relatively few mental problems. That is concluded by scientists after investigating socio-economic and health-related data of 2060 adolescents.

To check if parental wealth indeed is an indicator for mental problems in a later life stage, the researchers investigated data of 2060 adolescents…

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These factors decide which partner dictates financially

By on 28 October 2016

Who’s making the financial decisions at home? For years, researchers thought they could answer this question by just asking one of the partners. But when asking both men and women, the truth lies midway. Nevertheless there still are factors making differences, new research shows.

Australian researchers decided to ask more…

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Threat of divorce made women financially stronger

By on 26 October 2016

Single and divorced fourty-something mothers are significantly more financial vulnerable than their female friends who are married or remarried, an American scientific research recently reconfirmed. But yet, thanks to our human coping mechanism, they actually have avoided worse: since Unilateral Divorce Laws (UDLs) shift the ground for divorce from…

Bas van Essen
Frankfurt

Savingsmonitor is a news blog reporting about savings behavior and statistics across whole the European Union. Bas van Essen is responsible for the content. Bas is a former business reporter, who covered the Dutch startup scene, the job market and personal finance. Bas served the Dutch Financial Times ('Financieele Dagblad'), the Dutch 'Financiële Telegraaf', Sprout.nl, Intermediair.nl and IDG. He followed a Master Communication Science and MBA Big Data & Business Analytics at the University of Amsterdam.