Attitude Towards Financial Planning of Italian Households

Brunetti MariannaCiciretti RoccoGentile MonicaLinciano NadiaSoccorso Paola
CEIS Research Paper
Employing structured financial planning to manage personal finances on is associ-ated with higher levels of financial well-being and increased ability to react to shocks. Therefore, it is important to understand the factors associated with the propensity to plan and what it is that promotes financial planning. Our empirical evidence for a sample of Italian households shows a poor inclination for financial planning. CONSOB Survey data on the financial investments made by of Italian household (or FIIH) are used to estimate a probit model which shows a positive association between financial planning and financial knowledge, and the relevance of personal traits such as financial anxiety and financial self-efficacy, financial control (control over savings, spending and indebtedness) and financial conditions. The findings provide useful insights for financial decision-makers in the con-text of financial education initiatives and client-intermediary relationship aimed at pro-moting appropriate attitudes and choices towards managing money.

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Number: 544
Keywords: financial planning, budgeting, household finance, financial control, financial self-efficacy, financial literacy, financial
JEL codes: D14, G51, G53, C21, C51
Volume: 20
Issue: 5
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Revision Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022