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• 27 percent have a vacation fund, 19 percent are setting aside money for college.

• 17 percent are saving for a car, 11 percent for a home purchase.

• 3 percent are setting aside money for marriage, 2 percent for the birth of a child.

Source: A Harris Interactive poll of 2,307 U.S. adults conducted Aug. 13 to 20 and released Nov. 5

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