Consumers began the New Year with a further squeeze on household budgets, according to the Lloyds TSB Spending Power Report.
Money savvy Brits are sharing bath water and recreating costly takeaways with home-made ‘Fakeaways’ as they tighten their belts for Frugal February, according to new research.
Parents' wallets are due to take a battering this half-term to the combined tune of £1.7 billion with cash-strapped mums and dads shelling out an average of £230 for the week - £33 every day - in a bid to keep their kids occupied.
Brits are delaying decisions which could have a big impact on their finances, reveals new research. In the last 12 months, 27 per cent of people have delayed a decision about going on a foreign holiday, while nearly one in five (19 per cent) put off buying a car.
Brits were happier with their finances in 2012 than the previous year, reveals first direct's third annual "Financial Regrets" survey.
Continuing the trend seen through much of 2012, the year ended with income struggling to keep pace with inflation through December.
Brits spend almost a quarter (23 per cent) of their disposable income on essential household outgoings such as utilities, council tax, food and fuel, a figure that increases to 56 per cent for the nation's poorest households with an income of less than £14,000 per year, according to new research from the Santander 123 Current Account.
Before 2013 even started, millions of people across the UK had resolved to manage their finances more effectively this year.
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.
A new survey into the nation's New Year money worries found that 64 per cent of Brits are bracing themselves for a very difficult year financially in 2013, with most (42 per cent) concerned about increases in the cost of living and rising bills.
A third of adults in the UK (33%) admit their household is not likely to set a regular budget for 2013 to help cover their everyday costs such as rent, mortgage, travel, food, clothing and other essential bills, according to new research from the Money Advice Service.
Insurer Zurich UK has updated its ‘Budget Calculator' mobile app aimed at helping people keep better track of their day-to-day spending habits and identify where they might be able to make savings.
Brits will spend a total of £20,072 on Christmas over their working life, according to figures compiled by NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) and MoneySupermarket.
Brits are planning to slim down their spending on festive food and drink this year as the average spend per adult looks set to fall 13 per cent, from £89 last year to £77 this Christmas.
As it’s revealed that the average household debt in the UK has reached £9,000, one financial support network have raised their concerns as we enter the festive season.
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