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£2,537 – monthly outgoings for the average modern family

The average family’s monthly outgoings now top £2,500 – including £100 on petrol and over £100 takeaways and eating out, a new financial report has revealed. The post-budget report examined every aspect of a typical family’s monthly expenditure, including everything from groceries to kids’ pocket money. And the results show that realistically it now costs [...]


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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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A third of Brits admit they are ‘tight’

One in three Brits admit they are ‘tight’, a study has revealed. Millions of Brits are cutting corners financially by refusing to tip restaurant staff, only heating one room – and even sneaking drinks in to pubs. Nearly three quarters of the 2,000 people polled said they had revised their expenditure for the better over [...]


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Holiday ‘budgets’ – budget is blown within 7 days for the average holidaymaker

The average British holidaymaker runs out of money exactly half way through their sunshine break, it has been revealed. Despite saving an average of £600 for their time away, the average person will run completely out of money 7 days into a typical two week break. Day trips, random gifts and mementos are just some [...]


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Modern men are now better with money than women

Modern men are generally better with money than women, new research has revealed. A study found that it’s men who are more likely to live within their means, put money into savings and stick to a budget. By comparison, nearly three quarters of women struggle to make their wages last from one month to the [...]


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Women set themselves budgets – but men are more likely to stick to them

Men are the best at budgeting while women are actually more thrifty, a study into household finances has revealed. A detailed study has found that despite women traditionally holding the purse strings, it’s men who have better control of their cash. The research found men are more likely to live within their means, putting money [...]


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Age of Austerity- frugal is the new flash when it comes to spending

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The Age of Austerity has officially made penny pinching ‘cool’- research revealed that money-saving methods such as using discount vouchers, collecting reward points and bartering in shops are now considered en vogue. The study also found many of the modern day cost-cutting exercises were considered ‘shameful’ as little as five years ago. The report, which [...]


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