4/13: Forget the Mattress! More than One in Four Americans “Freeze” Their Assets

April 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Family Finances, Featured, Money, Money Vault

With the clock ticking down to Tax Day, money is on the minds of many Americans.  When it comes to the “mad” money they keep in their homes, where do they like to stash it?  More than one in four Americans — 27% — reports they hide their money in the freezer.  19% of residents “sock” their green away while 11% sleep well at night with their cash stuffed under their mattress.  One in ten — 10% — buries their dough in the cookie jar while 9% leave their loot in some other household location.  17% say there is no good place in the home to hide their money, and 7% are unsure.

Click Here for Complete Friday, April 13, 2012 USA Marist Poll Release and Tables

Looking at age, Americans 45 and older — 21% — are more than two times as likely than younger Americans — 10% — to report there is no good place in the home to hide money.

For both women — 28% — and men — 25%, the freezer is the most popular place in the home to keep their money safe.

Table: Location in Home to Hide Money

How the Survey was Conducted

Nature of the Sample

 

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7 Responses to “4/13: Forget the Mattress! More than One in Four Americans “Freeze” Their Assets”

  1. What mattress? Americans hiding cold hard cash in freezers, poll indicates on April 15th, 2012 12:16 pm

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  4. People Are Hiding Their Money Where?? | TheNest Blog on April 16th, 2012 2:34 pm

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