Brits Putt-Off General Day to Day Budgeting

Published on 1 January 1970 by Raffick Marday

Sex, death and money are the least popular discussions in the home, new research shows, with general budgeting one of the most put-off chores.

Talking about money ranks as the third least popular discussion topic in the home, this comes after sex which 22 percent try and avoid talking about and death which is the second least popular topic to talk about at home.

This is according to Bright Grey’s Women and Protection report which also revealed household chores were also an issue for many, as a fifth of people admit ironing is their most hated chore, and this rises to 28 percent of women.

A quarter of people as a result put off doing their ironing for at least one week.

While sorting out finances was described by only two percent of Brits as their most hated chore, it is one of the tasks they put off the longest.

“Sex, death and money are never popular discussion topics in the home – even today – and it seems people would rather leave some things unsaid than try and deal with the consequences,” said Roger Edwards, Bright Grey proposition director.

“When financial conversations do happen it tends to be women that initiate them, with our research finding that 59 percent of women are chiefly responsible for raising financial conversations in the home.”

Washing up is the third least popular household chore, but for 48 percent of adults it is something they do immediately.

Budgeting Tips

Budgeting need not be something you put off doing, with a prepaid card it is easy to stay within budget each month, as the card does not have an overdraft facility.

Once you have worked out how much you can afford to spend, you can load this money onto the card to use to make your daily purchases, in the knowledge that you will not overspend or dip into your overdraft.


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