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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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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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£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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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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Average child’s Christmas list hits £900 this year

The average child’s Christmas wish list contains toys and gadgets worth close to £900 this year, a study has revealed. Researchers found that the average youngster spends two days compiling their Christmas wish list of the goodies they want receive from Father Christmas. The long list of toys and games, including dolls houses, bikes and [...]


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£14,000 – the lifetime spend on a woman’s hair

The average woman will spend more than £14,000 on her hair in a lifetime, a new study has revealed. Researchers found that trips to the hairdressers, grooming products and styling accessories will set a woman back around £37 a month. Over the course of the year, this adds up to just over £439 – or [...]


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Retirees now ‘earning’ 6k less than graduates

The average retiree banks less than £16,000-a-year – almost £6,000 LESS than a graduate’s starting salary, it has been revealed. Researchers found despite working for up to 50 years, those entering the ‘golden years’ are struggling to make ends meet on a wage they previously earned up to 25 years ago. The staggering findings showed [...]


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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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Average teenager sets parents back £6,261 a year – mostly in food

The average teenager sets their parents back £6,261 a year – or £43,828 between the ages of 13 -19, it has been revealed. Researchers found that parents will have to fork out more than £520 every month their teenager is living under their roof, in order to keep up with their appetite, TV viewing, gaming [...]


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