Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi)

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.

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

View the quarterly PFSi for 2014 - 2016.

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