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Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi)

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The Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi) is a quarterly economic indicator from the AICPA which weighs a variety of economic factors to calculate the financial standing of a typical American. The index is calculated as the difference between two component sub-indexes - the Personal Financial Pleasure Index and the Personal Financial Pain Index. These sub-indexes are each composed of four equally weighted proprietary and public factors which measure the growth of assets and opportunities in the case of the Pleasure Index, and the erosion of assets and opportunities in the case of the Pain Index. Positive scores of the PFSi indicate Americans are feeling personal financial pleasure, whereas negative scores indicate they are feeling personal financial plain.

DatePFSiSub-indices (Personal Financial Pleasure) Sub-indices (Personal Financial Pain)
2020 Q333.171.037.9
2020 Q215.2 revised to 14.8*59.7 revised to 59.5*44.5 revised to 44.7*
2020 Q132.9 revised to 33.2*69.5 revised to 70.3*36.6 revised to 37.2*
2019 Q440.2 revised to 40.5*74.9 revised to 75.3*34.7 revised to 34.8*
2019 Q337.3 revised to 36.8*72.6 revised to 72.8*35.4 revised to 35.0*

* Revised for period-to-period compatibility due to data revisions in the index factors.

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