Women Are More Optimistic When They've Got Things Covered

Lincoln Financial study shows those in control relax, save, give more

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

The future’s so bright we’ve got to wear Tom Ford shades.

Women—more so than men—are Pollyannas at heart, feeling optimistic not only about the future in general but in matters of personal health, finance and achievement, according to a new study from Lincoln Financial.

The report, MOOD of America (Measuring Optimism, Outlook and Direction), finds 66 percent of women feel in control of their lives, financial future and health, with 79 percent of those women believing they can do anything they set out to accomplish and 93 percent believing they can always figure out a solution to a problem.

According to the findings, women who are in control are more likely to:

  • Make more time to relax (77 percent)
  • Go on vacation every year (55 percent)
  • Volunteer or donate money to charity (92 percent)
  • Put away money for retirement (75 percent)

So go ahead and call us controlling. We'll take it as a compliment.

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First Published March 13, 2012

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