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Here Are the Top Savings Goals Americans Have -- How Do You Compare?

GOBankingRates Logo By Jaime Catmull of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 17: What are you saving for? GOBankingRates posed this question to over 5,000 Americans for its fourth annual savings survey. The answer most people chose might come as a surprise, and could reflect a change in how people are defining the “American dream.”
Respondents were asked to choose from one of five choices: retirement, home, car, college and child/family-related expenses.
Personally, I’m saving for retirement. As I get older retirement is coming closer, and it’s really important to me that I’m debt free and have enough money to cover health expenses when I retire. Time catches up with us all, and if I don’t prepare and listen to what so many personal finance experts are saying, I could be in a very scary situation when I’m 65. 
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America's Top Savings Goals

What are you saving for? GOBankingRates posed this question to over 5,000 Americans for its fourth annual savings survey. The answer most people chose might come as a surprise, and could reflect a change in how people are defining the “American dream.”

Respondents were asked to choose from one of five choices: retirement, home, car, college and child/family-related expenses.

Personally, I’m saving for retirement. As I get older retirement is coming closer, and it’s really important to me that I’m debt free and have enough money to cover health expenses when I retire. Time catches up with us all, and if I don’t prepare and listen to what so many personal finance experts are saying, I could be in a very scary situation when I’m 65. 

Click through to find out what Americans are saving their money for.

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