COVID-19 spending habits that should stick around post-pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic forced millions of people to truly evaluate their finances and consider frugality as layoffs swept the nation and stimulus checks couldn’t come fast enough. A poll by Slickdeals found that 60% of Americans say the pandemic changed their purchasing behavior, with many cutting spending on movies, clothes and entertainment. As the economy starts to thrive once again, will responsible financial habits picked up during the pandemic stick around? A new survey from coin counting company Coinstar shows good budgeting developed during COVID-19 will continue.

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