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80% of Americans planning to splurge after getting COVID-19A vaccine

Posted at 5:46 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 06:50:06-05

(WXYZ) — Have you given any thought to what you're going to do once you get your two COVID-19 vaccinations? A new survey says to get ready for a splurge in travel and spending, at least among those who are still working.

Remember the Roaring 20s? Not that you were there, but we're talking about the parties, the world of "The Great Gatsby?"

It was a reaction to the end of World War I and the Spanish Flu. Some now predict that for 2022 if the pandemic is defeated.

A survey by Lending Tree said 80% of Americans plan a splurge once they are vaccinated. That would include air travel, dining in, movies and concerts.

But for millions of Americans who are still unemployed, they're not planning on celebrating like that any time soon.

Lending Tree says 15% of Americans say they will not change their activities after vaccination because they don't feel financially secure. That showed a big divide in America.

In many peoples, people working remotely are making more money now that they no longer commute. But many service workers who've been laid off face a bleak year ahead.

Landing Tree said as your vaccination gets closer, try to build up a post-vaccine splurge fund, maybe with your tax refund or stimulus check.