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93% with parents over 60 have no plans for their future care

Two thirds of adults worry about the future care of their parents, yet most refuse to discuss the topic with them – and even less have made any plans, a survey has revealed. Despite their concern, 66% of adults have never discussed the issue with their parents as either side may refuse to talk about [...]


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Singletons spend £1,536 more a year than coupled-up Brits

Singletons spend more on vanity products and clothes than those of us in relationships do, a new study has found. The study of 2,000 adults found marked differences in personal spending between those in couples and those who are yet to find love. As well as shelling out more on items to make them look [...]


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Average Brit has a net worth of £147,134.32

The average Brit has a net worth of £147,000 – less than 0.1% of that of David Beckham, a study has revealed. Legal experts used a tried and trusted formula, frequently employed in probate cases, to calculate the figure and found the majority of the typical adult’s worth comes from the equity in their home. [...]


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Leftovers for lunch and freezing wine cubes – modern money saving

Frugal Brits regularly employ a string of weird and wonderful money saving tactics – including sharing their phones at work, reusing tea bags and sharing bath water, it has been revealed. The extent to which the nation is still watching their wallets in the wake of the recession was revealed from a study carried out [...]


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Mid-fifties are ‘richest’ years of our lives

British adults aged 55 and over are enjoying the richest years of their lives, according to new study. The findings emerged in a detailed study of 2,000 people aged 18 and over, looking at outgoings and expenditure across the years. Researchers found that currently, people entering the final phase of employment or starting retirement are [...]


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One in three mums forced back into work – because partner’s income isn’t enough

One in three mums has been forced back into work – because their partner’s income simply doesn’t stretch far enough, a study has revealed. The research found that one in three has even had to cover up money worries from friends and family to avoid awkward or probing questions. A further one in five confess [...]


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One in six have a ‘second job’ to make ends meet

One in six Brits has a second job to make ends meet, new research has shown. A study, of 2,000 adults revealed the incredible extent to which many people are struggling to keep their heads above water. It found one in six workers – or around six million people – have taken on a second [...]


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£27,373 a year for families to ‘break even’

The average British family now needs to bring home £27,373.20 a year – just to break even, according to a new study. The figure is an increase of £2,571.69 or 10% on last year’s cost of living, which came in at an already staggering £24,801.51. Researchers considered the money families need to fork out on [...]


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Girls are more expensive than boys at Christmas

Parents admit they will be spending more on girls than boys this Christmas, a new survey has revealed. Researchers found that over a third of mums and dads confessed they will be spending more on one gender than the other this year, with girls on average receiving more expensive presents. Of the 1000 parents polled [...]


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Half are ‘living beyond their means’

Half of Brits are now living beyond their means, a study has revealed. Researchers found that not earning enough to cover living expenses, not wanting children to go without and struggling to resist buying new things mean half of all adults overspend by almost £150 a month. Others spend more money than they earn to [...]


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