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Italians and budget management
70% of Italians manage their budgets carefully, but only 16% plan their expenses in detail. To get an accurate portrait of budget management habits in Italy, 30% of Italians can be considered as "cicadas" (no planning), 54% as "cautious" (planning of large projects) and 16% as "ants" (with a strong planning orientation).
The study also shows that the most careful planning is reserved for car/motorcycle expenses (81%) and food (53%), while these items are not the most financially demanding.
Finally, 73% of Italians believe that good budgetary management gives peace of mind. This feeling is more widespread among young people (84% between 18 and 24 years of age) who, with primary responsibility, pay more attention to their expenses. On the contrary, older people (67% between 45 and 54 years old) are less inclined to manage their budgets rigorously.