We’ve all been there; you’ve spent too much money on countless Christmas drinks parties and general winter comforts for yourself, leaving Christmas shopping to the last minute only to realise your actual budget is a fraction of what you hoped it would be.
OK, city slickers might be enjoying wallet busting super bonuses, but there’s no doubt that austerity is Britain’s buzz word of the moment. For most people money is still tight, so if you’re on a budget, what could you buy for less than £100,000?
Although we all know that travel costs are rising, Halifax have released a report confirming that commuting to work from the suburbs is still cheaper than living and working in the city.
One in four of the British population is living in fear of bills, according to the latest research.
If you’ve suddenly gone from being fairly laid back about money to struggling to make ends meet, you’re not alone. Legal & General’s latest MoneyMood survey shows that 12 million households now spend all their money on bills and debt repayments – that’s 1.3 million more than nine months ago.