Atlanta, Ga. (Oct. 9, 2003) -- The economic climate hasn’t changed the financial behavior of most Americans, according to a survey by the Financial Planning Association.

Fifty-one percent of survey respondents said the economic climate hasn’t changed their financial behavior, while 48 percent said it has. Those who have made adjustments tended to concentrate on behaviors that affect their daily lives, with changes in the way Americans budgeted, purchased and saved at higher percentages (81 percent, 82 percent and 72 percent respectively), than investing and retirement plans, FPA reported.

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